Ignacio Berroa announces – Afro-Cuban Jazz & Beyond – An Audio and Video Presentation – Watch the preview here!
Ignacio Berroa Heritage and Passion The brilliant Cuban-born player stretches out on originals and standards, captivating the mind,body, and soul. Ignacio Berroa shares the elastic time feel of jazz legends Elvin Jones and Tony Williams, but he has carved out his own place among the legends. Berroa’s ride patterns are so smooth, you hardly notice as he switches from straight-ahead jazz to mambo and Afro-Cuban feels. And his subtle infusion of left-foot clave makes all of his grooves infectious and unique. When he trades eights on Miles Davis’s “Nardis,” it’s downright astonishing, with many twists and turns. Berroa kills on his originals as well: “Laura’s Waltz” is a beautiful composition that showcases hypnotizing brushwork. And “Ignacio’s Solo” is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the master: a tasteful, elegant dissertation. (5Passion) Greg Sundel […]
Latin Jazz Network “Ignacio Berroa is an all American Afro-Cuban drumming maestro, completely fluent and conversant in all styles of music. He is a gift to our music.” —Peter Erskine Biography Ignacio Berroa is recognized as one of the greatest drummers of our times. He was honored by inclusion in the 2011 Mp3 compilation entitled “Jazz Drumming Legends,” which features some of the most renowned drummers in Jazz history. He was born in Havana Cuba on July 8, 1953. He began his musical education at age 11 at the National School of Arts and subsequently at Havana’s National Conservatory, beginning his professional career in 1970. By 1975, Ignacio had become Cuba’s most sought after drummer. In 1980, he left his […]