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Grammy-winning Jazz Violinist
Federico Britos Quintet
Internationally Acclaimed Jazz and Latin Jazz
Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 7:00PM
94 NE 2nd Avenue
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Multi Grammy-winning, internationally acclaimed Uruguayan violinist Federico Britos is one of the most skillful and celebrated musicians from Latin America. He is a highly respected, award winning musician, including the honor of winning a Trustees Grammy for his significant contributions to the field of recording. Highlights of his successful career include being credited by Paquito D’Rivera for introducing Samba and Bossa Nova to the island of Cuba, being an integral part of the development of Cuban music alongside Bebo Valdes and Israel “Cachao” Lopez, and being described by Bucky Pizzarelli with the following words: “Frankly, I close my eyes and I don’t know who I’m playing with, Federico or Grappelli.”
Britos has performed sets all over the world that include the music of the Hot Club of France and Latin Jazz. He’s toured the world with Charlie Haden worked with Astor Piazzolla, is an ambassador for his country’s own Candombe and has an extensive background as a soloist and member of many prestigious orchestras. His authority transcends genres but perhaps his most notable traits are his humility and sense of humor. Musicians joining him are Jorge Garcia (Guitar), Felix Gomez (Piano), Renyel Rivero (Bass), Reinier Guerra (Drums).
“(this project) gives the impression that Grappelli was Cuban, Reinhardt Brazilian, and that the Hot Club of France could very well have been based in Miami’s own Coconut Grove.” - Paquito D’ Rivera
"Federico's finest album is red-hot 30's jazz updated south of the border and performed by an unbeatable ensemble featuring stellar guests. It doesn't get any better - or sweeter - than this.”
- Nat Chediak (Calle 54 & Dic. de Jazz Latino)
“The result, a sizzling and inviting violin leading a brilliantly presented session of warm, relaxing and vibrant Latin, Brazilian and traditional contemporary jazz performed by a cast of world-class musicians.”
- Edward Blanco (allaboutjazz)
“Britos is at the top of his game throughout.”
- Scott Yanow (LA Jazz Scene)
“...we now have a damn good idea of what the Hot Club would have sounded like if they were Latin. And it works.”
- Chris Specto (midwestrecord)