Joaquín Higalgo, Lula Oct 29 8 pm

Cuban percussionist and bandleader Joaquin Hidalgo brings his traditional latin jazz trio to Lula for an early dinner hour set.

Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo born and raised in Cuba, earned his degree in percussion at the National Art School of Havana. Some of his alumni include Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Gonsalo Rubalcaba.

As a professional artist Joaquin has had a successful music career in Cuba. Performing in multiple music events and festivals, he shared the stage with some of Cuba’s most elite musicians such as Jose Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Emiliano Salvador, Miguel Anga, Juan Pable Torres.

Since his arrival in Canada in 1999, Joaquin has performed with arious artists in most of the festivals in the country as well as internationally (Barbados, Montreal, Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival). Other than finding him performing in these venues, Joaquin is also bringing his vast performing experience to the classroom by offering numerous clinics and workshops. As a master Afro-Cuban percussionist, Joaquin has worked closely with other renowned clinicians such as Giovanni Hidalgo, Nii Tettey Tetteh and locally Rick Lazar, Njacko Backo, Hilario Duran. Currently, Joaquin is also the leader and director of the Afro-Cuban percussion ensemble “Havana Rumba” and the traditional Cuban music trio “Cubanos”.

Joaquin produces live shows featuring Canada’s elite Cuban musicians, including the “Rumberos Afro-Cuban Master Sessions” and the Distillery Jazz Festival. He recently performed as the percussionist for the “Dirty Dancing” theatrical show.

$10 at the door. $44 package includes any appetizer, any main, any dessert and the whole night of live music.

Followed by KC Roberts at 10pm.

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