On Tour: Volcan (November 2014)



Gonzalo Rubalcaba has joined forces with Jose Armando Gola, Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez and Giovanni Hidalgo to our delight. A true all-star group and one of the highlights in 2014! 

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - piano
Jose Armando Gola - bass
Horazio Hernandez - drums
Giovanni Hidalgo - percussion

On Tour:

November 2014 (Europe)

"Volcan is the product of years of friendship, respect and a diverse and rich musical heritage" Orchestre Contrebasses

Volcan, an all-star group featuring the prodigious talents of Jose Armando Gola, Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, is the product of years of friendship, respect and a diverse and rich musical heritage. With over 150 albums between them as leaders and side-men, these highly revered musicians have joined forces to our delight. Why Volcan? The volcano incorporates the four elements of nature, Earth, Air, Wind and Fire. Looming large and at times omi- nously over otherwise unremarkable landscapes, the volcano reminds us of the goals we aspire to, the ensuing journey and the value of the climb to the summit. With eight Grammy nominations under his belt, Gonzalo Rubalcaba has undoubtedly proven himself as established force in the modern Jazz world. In whatever idiom he works, Rubalcaba's future musical creations will be melodious, rhythmic and exciting. He continues to transform the daily routines of our lives into something more beautiful and significant. Exceptional pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba - born in 1963 in post-revolutionary Havana - has become a true icon in the modern Jazz world. Havana native Jose Armando Gola has played bass since the age of thirteen. He attended the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Cuba. He plays both upright and electric bass in various set- tings and has toured internationally, having played at most of the important jazz festivals of the world. Only in his mid-20s, he has worked with Gonzalo Rubalcaba for the past seven years. Horacio Hernandez 'El Negro' is a gifted musician who rep- resents a new generation of great players following in the footsteps of countrymen Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D‚Rivera, Ignacio Berroa and others. Hernandez plays on the cutting edge of today‚s music with technical prowess and versatility. His drumming also reflects a proud musical heritage rooted in folklore tradition. Giovanni Hidalgo was raised in a household surrounded by drums, bongos, congas and timbales. Hidalgo auditioned and was hired by the Batacumbele Band in 1980. In 1981, he traveled with the band to Cuba where he met a musician by the name of José Luis Quintana "Changuito". Together they were able to create a unique style of rhythm and ushered in a new musical era in Latin music. In 1988 Hidalgo joined Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra. In 1992, he was hired as an adjunct professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. There he taught many types of rhythms; Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, reggae, African and jazz. He held this academic position until 1996.

"The volcano incorporates the four elements of nature, Earth, Air, Wind and Fire." Volcan

Volcan is planning an extensive tour throughout Europe. We are looking for concert halls and festivals. If interested, do not hesitate to contact us!

Nova Concerts - International Booking Agency
Phone: +33 553 585256 - wolf@novaconcerts.com - www.novaconcerts.com
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