Alexander Abreu & Havana D' Primera first time in US

US tour San Francisco 2012

Tonight, last show of Alexander Abreu & Havana D' Primera, first time in the U.S., shows only at Yoshi's SF 3-hour set. Don't miss it.

April 27, 28, 29 2012

Yoshi's 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco

Shows: 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Alexander Abreu & Havana D Primera. Alexander Abreu Manresa is the brightest rising star coming from Cienfuegos, Cuba. Director, arranger and composer is considered one of the best trumpeters from the Escuela National de Artes de la Havana in 1994. He played and recorded with some of the best cuban artists including Irakere, the Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, the legendary album with Vitaly y su Timba Habanera, Omara Portuondo, Los Van Van, Paulo FG, Isaac Delgado, Carlos Manuel y Su Clan or Manolín El Medico De La Salsa just to name a few. Many of the records to which he has contributed have been awarded, or nominated for, Grammys or Latin Grammys (among them La Rumba Soy Yo, 2001). Alexander Abreu has traveled to Europe and spent time in Denmark, where he gave master classes in trumpet and Cuban music at the jazz conservatory of Copenhagen. There he joined the Grupo Danson, a band mixed between Cuban and Danish musicians and with them released the album “Mi Musica” sparking in him the desire to create his own band. In 2008 Alexander Abreu formed Havana D’Primera, a group of musicians from the most prominent Cuban Timba orchestras, and released the first album, titled “Haciendo Historia” which marks the first major U.S. release by a new Cuban dance band in 10 years and the revival of TIMBA. Havana D Primera musicians are some of the most sought out in Cuba and played with the top bands during the dance music explosion of the 1990!"#$ They are undisputedly the most popular dance band in Cuba today with the highest audience draws of the island. The musical elements in this CD range from straight-up salsa and Timba to Son, Pilon, Funk and Jazz. Abreu has appeared in Europe’s top music festivals and in 2002 he performed on stage with Sting, Lou Reed and James Brown for the benefit concert “Pavarotti & Friends.” He has contributed to a record number of recording worldwide and Havana D’Primera orchestra, in its four years only has been participating in more than one hundred and fifty concerts in Europe and more that fifty in Latin America. They are in the process of releasing a new album.

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