Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents LATIN GUITAR FEST featurng Bela Beledo (Uruguay), Richard Boukas (Brazil), Francois Wiss (France) - 10:30PM SHOW
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM - Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Bela Beledo is considered a real myth among Uruguayan music connoisseurs," according to EL PAIS newspaper from Montevideo, Uruguay. Piano was Beledo's first instrument, however, he became a guitar hero in his late teenage years captivating audiences in Uruguay and Argentina. Later on, his fusion effort of the early eighties in South America was noticed in the U.S. in articles for the upcoming talents in GUITAR PLAYER magazine and JAZZIZ magazine.
Contemporary performing artist, composer, educator, author and journalist, Richard Boukas has led music ensembles for over thirty years and performed extensively as a solo artist. A virtuoso guitarist and vocalist, he is recognized as one of today's most important exponents and advocates of Brazilian music.
New York based guitarist and singer Francois Wiss fuses into his own style rhythms from Latin America, North Africa, and Europe. Imagine Flamenco meets Salsa, Son Cubano, Cumbia, Rock and more.
When & Where
B.B. King Blues Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
The breathtaking main space is classical in form and spirit: two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped seating (booths & tables) centered around a 30-foot stage presents up close and personal views of all performances. The 40-foot bar is a haven for the reserved listener. The atmosphere is enhanced with two 8-foot big video screens on either side of the stage.