Roberto Fonseca sits at a piano whilst a group of people around him either play trumpets or dance

Roberto Fonseca 'La Gran Diversión'

+ Support from Alvorada
Sun 26 May 2024 , 19:30
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Famed Cuban jazz pianist returns to Brighton with an old-school twist

Since his days as an integral member of Buena Vista Social Club's touring band, Roberto Fonseca has shown huge respect for Cuba's musical roots while following his own varied path.

Touring with an 8-piece band, this popular and gifted pianist now delves into the period when his Caribbean homeland first made waves overseas – in 1930s Paris. Current album La Gran Diversion takes us back to La Cabane Cubaine, the French capital's hottest cabaret, where its cool, mixed audience first danced to Cuba's sultry, sensual beats.

Support comes from Alvorada, with their lively melodies and danceable Brazilian grooves.

'Roberto Fonseca is one of the world's great pianists and one of the finest of Cuba's new generation of musicians.'
The Standard
'Cuba's most exciting pianist'
The Guardian

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