Courtesy of our friend, saxophonist, composer and band leader CARLOS AVERHOFF Jr., we are glad to publish his huge success with his Quartet IRESI and Special Guest GREG OSBY (as) in Katowicach, Poland and other sold out venues in a country that has always LOVED JAZZ and where you can find some of the biggest names in this American and Universal Art Form.
C.A. Jr., : ” Sharing images from IRESI’S unbelievable Concert at Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia, Katowicach, Poland.
A sold out venue. Photo credit (See a translation by Hanna Hozuchowska if necessary)
Sharing Images From Iresi’s unbelievable concert at National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice Poland
A great deal of time has passed since I first saw CARLOS AVERHOFF, Jr., playing his tenor saxophone @ La Zorra y el Cuervo Jazz Club in 1999, with the likes of pianist ALEXIS BOSCH and Pasaje Abierto and Roberto Fonseca’s Temperamento Group, with another younger rising star in 1999, Rolando Luna, and also in recordings with Elmer Ferrer Band and Temperamento Group.
CARLITOS was also familiar to our Cuban Dancing Music as well, and his sax could be heard on dancing stages, but NOW he is in THE TOP OF THE WORLD, has already debuted as a leader with his own band IRESI and the support of GREG OSBY’s Record Label Inner Circle, playing all over The Boston area where he lives and growing as a Music Educator.
It was glad for me to re-encounter with the great Polish Jazz critic PAVEL BRODOWSKI with whom I became friends at The Havana International Jazz Festival in 1990, when we hanged out the city in Press Conferences and live venues and I leaned a lot about POLISH JAZZ – and better say, JAZZ MADE by POLAND JAZZ MASTERS through his publication of JAZZ FORUM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE.
In this posting, you’ll find a photo with CARLITOS father, the original CARLOS AVERHOFF, Sr., who is now looking to his SON from Heaven.
More about CARLOS AVERHOFF, Jr., in a forth-coming post. There is a lot to chew in his Facebook wall.
Big hug my brother, there are some trees flowering in Poland, for you, for Mr Osby and IRESI.
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