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Invitation: Dayramir González (saturday, July 7) at @exuberance

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Sat, July 7, 2018
8:00 pm

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Dayramir González is the next Cuban powerhouse to land here @exuberance. Prepare for wonderousness.

He was already a star when he moved to the States 10 years ago with 3 Cubadisco awards for his album Habana enTRANCÉ. He has a mentor and champion in Chucho Valdes who included Dayramir in a 2012 Carnegie Hall series alongside Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Danilo Perez and Chucho himself. A summa cum laude graduate at Berklee School of Music, González is co-founder and music director of The Art School of Contemporary Performance & Creativity in the South Bronx.

He provocatively describes his recent album The Grand Concourse as “a tribute to Buena Vista Social Club, Mozart, and John Coltrane mixed with Dayramir’s spices.” The album gets boffo attention in Larry Blumenfeld’s WSJ review calling Mr. Gonzalez “a stunningly gifted composer and arranger” who displays “assured and sometimes daring pianism” with “a sensitive yet bold touch.”...

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