From Cuba to Canada, the musical stylings of Miguel de Armas are nothing short of brilliant. The Havana-born pianist has recorded over 60 albums and collaborated with an array of Cuban legends. 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 NAC Presents series for a performance that is nothing short of a master class in original Cuban rhythms – airy, feel-good jazz that spreads itself comfortable in all directions and into all kinds of music.
Since their creation in 2012, the Miguel de Armas Quartet has demonstrated masterful, independent yet collaborative playing, with an articulate, impassioned and powerful synchronicity. 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.