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Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba Celebrates 40 Years at Dizzy's Lincoln Center September 19/20 2023

Dizzy's Club
Sep 19 | Tue |
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Since their triumphant debut in 1983, the spellbinding journey of pianist/composer Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba ensemble has continued to captivate music enthusiasts worldwide. This remarkable ensemble has served as an extraordinary platform for the seamless fusion of contemporary jazz virtuosos and the enchanting rhythms of Cuban folkloric music, resulting in a musical experience like no other.

An Unforgettable Celebration

Mark your calendars for September 19 and 20, 2023, as Michele Rosewoman and her ensemble return to the illustrious Dizzy's Lincoln Center to commemorate an astounding four decades of musical excellence. This monumental anniversary is a testament to their enduring impact on the world of music.

A Legacy of Recognition

In 2013, their 30-year anniversary release earned them the esteemed honor of being awarded the #1 NPR Latin Jazz Recording of the year. The groundbreaking project "Hallowed," released in 2019, secured the #3 spot on the NPR Latin Jazz Recording of the Year list. These accolades are a testament to the ensemble's unwavering dedication to pushing boundaries and inspiring awe.

A Symphony of Talent

The celebration will feature an exceptional lineup, including bassist Yunior Terry, whose history with New Yor-Uba runs deep. Joining the ranks is the newest ensemble member, vocalist, and folklorist Roger Consiglio, adding a new dimension to the ensemble's mesmerizing sound. Not to be overlooked is the master folklorist Roman Diaz, whose collaborative energy has been integral to the ensemble's vitality for over 15 years.

Michele Rosewoman: Fearless Innovator

As the fearless leader of the band, Michele Rosewoman's artistry has thrived by embracing both tradition and exploration. A recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from M3: Mentorship for Musicians, Rosewoman's contributions as a pianist, composer, ensemble leader, and educator have left an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

A Musical Tapestry Like No Other

New Yor-Uba's repertoire is a dynamic fusion of Rosewoman's original compositions and visionary arrangements, bringing to life an array of spiritually-based Cuban music. From Yoruba (Nigeria) to Arara (Dahomey), Abakua (Calabar), and the vibrant rhythms of son, guiro, and rumba, the ensemble masterfully weaves these uniquely Cuban musical forms into an enthralling auditory tapestry.

Unveiling the Performance Lineup

Prepare to be entranced by the following ensemble members:

Michele Rosewoman: Piano, Vocals, Music Director Alex Norris: Trumpet Chris Washburne: Trombone, Tuba Mike Thomas: Alto/Soprano Saxophones Stacy Dillard: Tenor Saxophone Yunior Terry: Bass Robby Ameen: Drums Rafael Monteagudo: Percussion Roman Diaz: Percussion, Vocals Abraham Rodriguez: Percussion, Vocals Roger Consiglio: Vocals The Celebration Continues

But wait, there's more! The New Yor-Uba 40th-anniversary celebration embarks on a regional tour throughout the New England region in October. Alto saxophonist Greg Osby will electrify the ensemble for this tour, joining the esteemed master folklorist Roman Diaz. Stay tuned for exciting concerts, panels, and special presentations, including a folkloric church service that promises to be an ethereal experience.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this unparalleled celebration of music and artistry. Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba ensemble invites you to join them on a journey that transcends time and genre, leaving you utterly enthralled.

Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming celebration and tour. Let the harmonies of New Yor-Uba envelop you in a world of musical wonder!


Venue: Dizzy's Club

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