As part of the Indy Jazz Fest, the Ignacio Berroa Cubop Quintet will be at Indianapolis' Jazz Kitchen Sept 20, with shows at 7 and 9 PM. Berroa has been 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. Of special significance is the Ignacio played on Dizzy Gillespie’s last 3 bands.
He also took part of all the important bands Gillespie assembled during that decade such as: The Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band, The Dizzy Gillespie All Stars Big Band and the Grammy Award winner, United Nation Orchestra. This relation lasted until Dizzy’s death.
Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as: “… the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro Cuban music as well as Jazz…”As an author and a renowned educator he made his mark with the instructional video: Mastering the Art of Afro–Cuban Drumming as well as the books: Groovin’ in Clave and A New Way of Groovin’. He also conducts clinics and master classes around the world.
The Cubop Quintet freatures Ignacio on drums, John Zappa, trumpet, JD Allen on sax, Mike Darrah, piano, and Aaron Jacobs, bass. Jazz Kitchen is located at 5377 N College Avenue, Indianapolis IN 46220. Venue phone is 317-253-4900 and the Jazz Fest phone is 317-966-7854. Tickets for the 7 PM show are $35-45, and for the 9 PM show $25-35. Purchase online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=injzf .
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