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Omar Sosa (CU/US) – piano
NDR Big Band

Tonight’s concert presents music from “Es:sensual” (2018), an album that continues the collaboration of Cuban pianist and composer Omar Sosa and the NDR Bigband. The first album in the Omar Sosa-NDR Bigband collaboration was “Ceremony” (2010).

The music of Omar Sosa, who played at YSJF in 2013, is rooted in Afro-Cuban spiritual and percussive traditions. “Es:sensual” is a selection of pieces from Omar Sosa’s albums that have been reinterpreted for the NDR Big Band by the Brazilian arranger Jaques Morelenbaum.

The Hamburg-based NDR Bigband has worked with many of the big names in world jazz including Chet Baker, Lionel Hampton, Dave Holland, Abdullah Ibrahim, Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny and Wayne Shorter.

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