Saturday, April 27, 7:30-10 pm @ The Nash
The Marcos Crego Quintet
Marcos Crego-piano, Shea Marshall-sax, Bob Powers-trumpet/guitar, Bob Lashier-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums/percussion
Admission: $20 general, $15 JiA members, $8 students with ID
JOSE MARCOS CREGO TAMAYO, Pianist. Havana, Cuba July 12, 1978. Marcos started his initial music studies in the Conservatory of Music Manuel Saumell, in his native city when he was just five years old.
Marcos' has performed with many famous musicians, including Los Dan, Talismán, ICRT Orchestra, Top Secret with his father, as well as Klimax, Gardi's band,Francisco Cespedes, The Arango Brothers, and Afrocuban All Stars. Marcos has also played in many jazz festivals including Pop Kom, Curaçao Heineken Jazz Festival, Jazz Plaza Festival, Benny More Festival, Fiesta del Tambor, Blues Festival, Jazz Fandango Festival, and Pori Jazz Festival.
When he was 21, he produced his first album named Mi Musica, this being start of his career as a musical producer. He also collaborated as a pianist and keyboard player in various albums, such as Top Secret's volm.1, Klimax's "Oye como va", "Piloto & Friends", "Nadie se parece a ti", Francisco Céspedes' "Autorretrato" , Hermanos Arango's "Alafia", Hector Valentin's "Homenaje a los grandes del son" and many more. In January 2012, Edwin Bonilla's album "Homenaje a los Rumberos" under Sonic Projects Records was nominated for a Latin and American Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. Marcos recorded on this album.
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