Paquito D'Rivera to fill in for Roy Hargrove @ Yoshi's San Francisco

Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA. Filling in and performing with Roy Hargrove's Quartet is legendary Cuban saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera & premier Italian jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini.

PAQUITO D'RIVERA & Roberta Gambarini
with Roy Hargrove's Quintet

Wednesday-Sunday, Mar 26-30

Wed, Mar 26: 8pm $22, 10pm $16
Wed 10pm only: FOUR FOR $48 (includes reserved seats)
Thu, Mar 27: 8pm $24, 10pm $18
Thu 10pm only: FOUR FOR $54 (includes reserved seats)
Fri, Mar 28: 8pm $28, 10pm $22
Sat, Mar 29: 8pm $30, 10pm $24
Sun, Mar 30: 7pm $22, 9pm $16

Paquito D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of 11 GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.

Born in Havana, Cuba, he performed at age 10 with the National Theater Orchestra, studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music and, at 17, became a featured soloist with the Cuban National Symphony. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra. Additionally, he was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere. With its explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music never before heard, Irakere toured extensively throughout America and Europe, won several GRAMMY nominations (1979, 1980) and a GRAMMY (1979). Paquito D'Rivera's website


Justin Robinson - Alto Sax & flute
Sullivan Fortner - Piano
Ameen Saleem - Bass
Quincy Phillips - Drums

Celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world's greatest musicians, Roberta Gambarini became a fast-rising star and a GRAMMY Nominee. - with the 2006 release of her debut album, 'Easy to Love.' A smashing success on all fronts, Roberta's debut secured her spot on the international touring circuit, where she continuously graces the most prestigious venues and festivals. In 2008, she made her major label debut with 'You Are There, ' a superb duet with the legendary pianist Hank Jones. Mr. Jones who accompanied most of the celebrated vocalists of the 20th century such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole, and Billy Eckstine declared Ms. Gambarini as the best singer to emerge in over 60 years. Roberta Gambarini on Facebook

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