Elio Villafranca and The Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience – Art of Jazz – This Sunday!

Elio Villafranca
The Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience
Sunday, February 5th at 3 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall – Mary Seton Room

Chick Corea was quoted in a 2019 Billboard interview as saying, “That [Latin] flavor, I find, is mostly in everything I do; it’s a part of me.” As we celebrate jazz icon Chick Corea, who tragically passed away in February 2021, Grammy Nominated Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca will delve into the maestro’s compositions from a distinctly Afro-Caribbean meets Jazz perspective, featuring a world-class ensemble of musicians.

When Jazz at Lincoln Center hosted a week-long Chick Corea Festival in 2013, Chick hand-picked the musicians he wanted to see and hear, with Elio Villafranca being one of them. Chick’s masterful storytelling knew no bounds—from Bach and Bartok to the Blues, from Stravinsky to Samba, Mozart to Montunos, Ravel and Rhumba—all tempered with the language of swing with the Spanish Tinge.  

The Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience musical arrangements had only been performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center during two special Chick Corea tribute engagements. And, now in a few select cities worldwide.  Buffalo was selected as one of them!  This concert will be a one-time-only special-command performance in Buffalo! 

Subscribe and save! Subscriptions for the remaining 3-event series are on sale now for a 10% discount!  General admission tickets are only $99 or $59 for students, plus applicable fees! Click here to purchase.

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Elio Villafranca and The Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience

Join us for what will most surely be one of the more memorable concerts to take place in 2023!

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