Québec Jazz in June USA Stage: Manuel Valera & the New Cuban Express
Caffe Lena is now open for live audiences. You can purchase your tickets to the show here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quebec-jazz-in-june-usa-stage-manuel-valera-the-new-cuban-express-tickets-156191243213
Normally taking over Quebec City for a weekend in June, packing concert halls, bars and outdoor stages with jazz artists from around the globe, this year’s Quebec Jazz Festival will be an online affair. Caffe Lena is serving as the livestream (and in-person!) stage for the festival’s American artists. Manuel Valera’s New Cuban Express, the legendary Sheila Jordan, and Saratoga’s own Chuck Lamb Trio will be streaming to a worldwide jazz audience from our stage.
Led by Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera, the New Cuban Express is a project deeply influenced by the experiments of Cuban artists from the 70s and 80s. While inspired by artists Irakere, Emiliano Salvador and AfroCuba, this touring band creates a unique and distinctive style that mixes elements of Jazz, R&B, fusion and funk with Cuban music styles. For this performance Manuel Valera will be joined by Felipe Lamoglia on saxophone, Ricky Rodriquez on bass and Jimmy McBride on drums.