Jorge Chicoy Quintet With Xiomara Laugart

Wednesday, November 22
8pm & 10pm

J. Chicoy was born in La Habana, Cuba, on July 28th, 1955. He began playing guitar at the age of 10, studying with various teachers in Cuba. At the age of 16 he began to play with local rock and blues groups, soon joining a professional group called "Los Barbas," which was very popular in the 1970s in Cuba. At the same time he was also accepted into la Escuela Nacional de Instructores de Arte, where he studied for 4 years. Later he joined another band called "Los 3 + 1," which specialized in Brazilian and Cuban music. Two years later he joined the famous quintet of Felipe Dulzaides, with whom he worked for four years, playing the standard Jazz repertoire. In 1985 he joined the band of the famous Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, with whom he worked for 6 years. As a part of this band, he played in the most important Jazz festivals in the world, and shared the stage with music legends such as Michel Legrand, Dizzy Gillespie, John Fadis, Joe Pass, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Pucho López, among others. He recorded 6 albums with companies from England, Holland, Germany and the United States. He was constantly playing in prestigious Jazz Clubs such as Ronnie Scott (London), New Morning (Paris), Show Case (Chicago), Quasimodo (Berlin) and others. During this period he also worked with the Saxophone Quintet directed by Manuel Valera and Guillermo Barreto.

Directions

82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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