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Creative Jazz Club - Gai's Cubanos, Justo P Hernandez & AJO


Wed 30 Oct 2013, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: 1885 Basement, 27 Galway Street, Britomart, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Gai Bryant (Aus) - bandleader
Roman Justo Pelladito Hernandez (Cuba) - percussion
Auckland Jazz Orchestra

Exuberant Cuban Music Styles

The Creative Jazz Club hosts a fiery night of exuberant Cuban music styles - rumba, danzon, bolero and tonada with the sensational 19 piece Auckland Jazz Orchestra featuring acclaimed Cuban percussionist - Roman Justo Pelladito Hernandez. He has stated,”This music needs to be constantly evolving to stay alive. Gai’s big band interpretations will help to achieve this.”

"It is important to see and hear rumba live. It exemplifies the way Cuban people walk, how they behave, how they live." - Roman Justo Pelladito Hernandez

Roman Justo Pelladito Hernandez
Pelladito is a founding member of the Conjunto Folclorico Nacional de Cuba as both a percussionist and dancer. He created the Cuban Percussion Department at the Higher Arts Institute (ISA) and was awarded a Diploma of Artistic Worth by ISA for his contributions to teaching and performing Cuban percussion

He is an honorary member of the National Association of Cuban Artists and Writers (UNEAC) and in 1996 was awarded Best Rumbero Mi Salsa TV.
Pelladito has been a featured artist with the National Symphonic Orchestra and continues to perform with his group Africa America playing traditional Cuban music styles.

Widely travelled he has performed and conducted workshops in Mexico, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Japan, Russia and China.

Videos of rehearsals and interviews can be found here:

CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa.

Every Wednesday CJC presents a featured member artist or international guest in the basement bar at 1885 Britomart in downtown Auckland.

Door sales will be available unless sold out prior.

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