Nachito Herrera

Organization Oshman Family JCC
Date/Time Thursday 8/9/2018 8p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Peninsula - Palo Alto
Cost $20 to $40
Age Range Mixed Ages
Categories Music

Nachito Herrera is one of the world's great Cuban pianists. He blends jaw-dropping technique and rich, powerful soulfulness in an amazing display of musical power and emotion. Herrera received a nod from the state of Minnesota in 2014 when he was named an Immigrant of Distinction, and an American Heritage Award from the American Immigration Council, one of three musicians in 2012 (along with Australian Tommy Emmanuel and South Korean Yura Lee) to receive this prestigious prize. The last Latin musician to receive the honor was Carlos Santana.

Herrera has played multiple times at the preeminent piano festival in North America, the Gilmore Festival. In 2011 he was part of a 40-city tour of American performing arts centers and theaters as the pianist in the Afro-Cuban All Stars.

Combining Western classical music with traditional Cuban rhythms, Herrera has been at the forefront of an exciting renaissance in Cuban music. While in his twenties, he took the job of Musical Director at the famous Tropicana nightclub in Cuba, playing every night and deepening his repertoire. He spent the late 1990s touring with Cubanismo! serving as lead pianist, arranger and musical director as they toured the world.

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