Do not miss “An Evening with Duke Ellington” Concert

Art / Arte: © Sam

San Miguel Jazz Festival is pleased to present an amazing concert to celebrate American musician Duke Ellington. Enjoy a beautiful evening with our special guests.

© Martin Cohen

ROBERT KAPLAN
Vocals & Drums

Ambassador of Jazz, Bobby Kapp is an international treasure.  A freeform jazz artist, drummer, and vocalist who has played with legends like Dexter Gordon, performed everywhere from the shores of Cuba, the deserts of the Middle East, the island of Manhattan, and his beloved Mexico, Bobby Kapp’s music lets you join him on his journey. Few men have the musical experience, ability, and most importantly, intellectual perspective possessed by the jazz musician Bobby Kapp. In combination with a natural rhythmic sense, he is a force to be reckoned with as a vocalist and lyricist.

 

“He has been called a romantic, a Jazz Ambassador, an expatriateand most importantly, a master musician.”

 


JOAN YONKLER
Vocals


GABRIEL HERNÁNDEZ
Piano

He was born in Camaguey, Cuba. He has shared the stage with great jazz figures such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Ray Charles, and participated as a pianist of artists such as Gene Perla, Tito Puente, Bob Sheppar, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera and Greg Fishman, among other great jazz personalities.
He is the founder of Fever Opus, a group with which he has performed at jazz festivals in Montreal, Montreux, Jambori, Jazz Fest of the Danube. Gabriel was part of the project of the famous jazz and blues singer Leon Thomas. The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, granted him the title of member of the list of Cuban art personalities. He is a member of the evaluation commission of artists in Cuba.
In addition to his career as a jazz soloist pianist and his ensemble Mi Quinteto, he is a member of the famous group Afrocuban All Stars, and Cubanismo group.


 

ANTONIO LOZOYA
Bass

Antonio has performed in festivals in Mexico, Cuba and the United States. He has been worked with prominent national and international jazz personalities. Since 1999 he has produced many concerts in Mexico with his band San Miguel Jazz Cats. Since 1997 he has worked in many capacities for the SMJF including: musician, director of education, musical director and producer. For five years he has delivered a series of concerts and didactic lectures on the history and appreciation of jazz at the festival. In 2006, Lozoya reactivated the festival and added blues performances to the program; since then, he has been directing SMJF. For his work, Lozoya was the 2014 beneficiary of the Performing Artists with Trajectory Award from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA).