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Fabian Almazan and Rhizome @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Recently nominated for a Grammy for his work on Terence Blanchard’s “Breathless”, pianist and composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in his hometown of Havana, where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition. When his parents could not afford to pay for private piano lessons and having migrated to Miami, pianist Conchita Betancourt was gracious enough to impart free lessons for over three years. Almazan was then able to audition for the New World School of the Arts High School. In 2002 Fabian was selected for the piano chair in the National 2002 Grammy High School Jazz Combo. Fabian has written several film scores and can be heard on several Spike Lee films as well as George Lucas’ Red Tails. His latest album, Alcanza, by his lyrical group Rhizome was released in the summer of 2017.