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Center for the Arts

Saturday , February 01 , 2014 , 07:15 PM - 07:45 PM

A native of Havana, Cuba, Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times. Born in 1953, he began his professional career in 1970 and moved to New York in 1980. Since then, he has recorded and played with a wide range of musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Danilo Perez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Jackie McLean, Milt Jackson, and Tito Puente, among many others. Mr. Berroa's first album as a leader ["Codes" (2006), on Blue Note Records] was nominated for the "Best Latin Jazz Album" Grammy Award in 2007. This concert at Wesleyan will be the Connecticut debut of Mr. Berroa's trio, which features pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist Ricardo Rodriguez.

    Location: Crowell Concert Hall
    Admission: $25 general public; $21 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
    Sponsor: Music Department, Center for the Arts

    Contact: 860-685-3355, boxoffice@wesleyan.edu