Best selling author T.J. English (The Westies, Havana Nocturne) curates a series of the best in contemporary Latin Jazz.
The series continues with a tribute to the influential percussionist Ray Barretto featuring Wilson “Chembo” Corniel.
2009 GRAMMY NOMINEE Percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel was born in Manhattan on November 22, 1953 of proud Puerto Rican parents and raised in the humble streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was during these years as a quick-witted youngster that he had the privilege and honor to study with such luminaries of the Afro-Caribbean percussion tradition as, Tommy Lopez Sr., “Little Ray” Romero, Louie Bauzo, and Cachete Maldonado.
Chembo honed his skills at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York and at the prestigious La Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba under the direction of the great Chucho Valdés. His intense studies with such legends noted above channeled his energy onto a path where Wilson “Chembo” Corniel has now created a reputation for himself among musicians and the public. Today, he is considered as one of the best hard-hitting, versatile percussionists around.
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincjazz.com.