with Albertico Lescay and Formas w/ guests the Afro Yaqui Music Collective
Wed, Sep 27 - 9pm doors - 10pm show
Show is all ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are under 21 you are subject to a $3-5 surcharge depending on the show. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.
Live Video: http://youtu.be/sV4r8QVFrFM
Live Video: https://vimeo.com/89570316
Naughty Professor is a forward thinking music endeavor pioneered by six young musicians from around the country, now anchored in New Orleans, Louisiana. Formed in 2011, the band’s mission was to embody the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy in a constantly evolving, high energy funk/soul outfit. Naughty P’s’ live performances, which weave together complex compositions and loose individual improvisation, quickly commanded the attention of many notable musicians in town, including George Porter Jr., Galactic, and The Revivalists. With fresh recorded material in the works and a rigorous tour schedule planned for 2016 and beyond, Naughty Professor is poised to soon become the next household name associated with the echelon of New Orleans music. Naughty Professor has shared the stage with artists such as Galactic, Snarky Puppy, Chali 2na, The Revivalists, Victor Wooten, Rebirth Brass Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jon Cleary, Kung Fu, The Motet, Papadosio, George Porter Jr., The Soul Rebels, and many more.
Albertico Lescay, a Cuban trumpet player and pianist of Santiago but now in Havana, is the leader of Formas, an important group in the NuJazz movement in Cuba. Albertico calls his work Afro NuJazz because Formas retains more Afrocuban elements than many other groups in this part of the spectrum. NuJazz in Cuba is a fusion of Cuban music, Jazz and Hip Hop. The strong Cuban foundations and more intricate Jazz patterns in the music distinguish it from what we once called Acid Jazz in the US, but there are parallels in the mixture of genres. Albertico has played with some of the world's greatest Cuban jazz musicians, such as the grammy-winning pianist Arturo O'Farrill.
Albertico has been in the United States touring with the Afro Yaqui Music Collective, a Pittsburgh based ensemble that brings jazz, funk and soul into dialogue with indigenous musics of the 21st century. Gizelxanath Rodriguez, the lead singer of Yaqui descent, is an acclaimed operatic soprano who has performed over the world including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The band has played at Lincoln Center, colleges throughout the United States, Cuba, and Mexico, playing music that expresses a vision of social change, a change which is gonna come.