Miguel De Armas © Photo: Benito Castillo

Miguel de Armas

2017-07-10 18:00 2017-07-10 19:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Miguel de Armas

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/16344

From Cuba to Canada, the musical stylings of Miguel De Armas are nothing short of brilliant. The Havana-born pianist has recorded more than 50 albums and collaborated with an array of Cuban legends, including Compay Segundo. In 1988, he co-founded NG La Banda, a group single-handedly responsible for creating the Cuban salsa offshoot called timba. Now based in Ottawa, Miguel brings his bright Latin beat to the festival’s Canada Stage series for a performance that is nothing short of a...

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Peter A. Herrndorf Place,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa
Monday, July 10, 2017
6 PM EDT
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Miguel De Armas © Photo: Benito Castillo
Music Piano Jazz World music Canadian
“Miguel's writing is tremendous. It’s authentic and it’s contemporary. Miguel is the real thing.” Roddy Ellias, Ottawa Citizen
  • English
  • ≈ 45 minutes · No intermission

From Cuba to Canada, the musical stylings of Miguel De Armas are nothing short of brilliant. The Havana-born pianist has recorded more than 50 albums and collaborated with an array of Cuban legends, including Compay Segundo. In 1988, he co-founded NG La Banda, a group single-handedly responsible for creating the Cuban salsa offshoot called timba.

Now based in Ottawa, Miguel brings his bright Latin beat to the festival’s Canada Stage series for a performance that is nothing short of a master class in original Cuban rhythms – airy, feel-good jazz that spreads itself comfortably in all directions and into all kinds of music. Effortlessly weaving Cuban and North American jazz in a wonderfully eclectic way, Miguel remains a stalwart in the world of Cuban music, a keyboard colossus with a rapidly growing Canadian following.

This concert is part of Canada Scene’s free Scene@6 series. Running every evening at 6:00 from July 2 to 23, the series showcases this country’s top folk, roots, world, and jazz artists in the NAC’s new Atrium.

video: Miguel de Armas Latin Jazz Quartet perform Nolasco
Miguel de Armas Latin Jazz Quartet perform Nolasco
Miguel De Armas © Photo: Benito Castillo
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