& The Jass Syncopators headline this Sunday at 2pm at the 20th Anniversary Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, NY. Enjoy a pleasant drive to Westchester County for a relaxing outdoor afternoon with the smokin' hot jazz that Villafranca always brings. The Jass Syncopators is an all-star band of explosive proportions.
- drums; Chembo Corniel - percussion; Nelson Mateo Gonzales, percussion; Julia Loisa-Gutiérrez - dancer.
Caramoor Jazz Festival Tickets - 914-232-1252
Villafranca is an amazing soloist.... In a classical setting, [he] impresses with sweet precision rather than machismo." —Kevin L. Carter, Philadelphia Inquirer
...Villafranca emotes an expressive, emotional quality enhanced by his technically brilliant approach to the keyboard and his rhythmically complex original compositions." —Steve Bryn, Philadelphia Tribune
July 28, 2013 - Caramoor Jazz Festival (NY) August 7, 2013 - Somers Point Summer Latin Show (NJ) October 19-November 10, 2013 - Jazz at Lincoln Center-Doha (Qatar) May 15-16, 2014 - Jazz at Lincoln Center-The Allen Room (NY)
Elio Villafranca recently performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the Chick Corea Festival. Villafranca has a moving story to tell of his days in Cuba and his growing popularity here in the States. Villafranca is available for interviews - contact: Scott Thompson.
Villafranca's classical training and modern Caribbean-influenced jazz, places him in a class of the elite. He has a rhythmic, eloquent style, and is one of the best in the business.