For information, call 610-745-3011 or log on to Jazz Bridge.
Jazz Bridge is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to assisting area jazz and blues musicians in need. Their Jazz Bridge in Media! program is one in a series at this location, along with four other area venues.
Francois Zayas came to Philadelphia from Cuba in 2006, and he is at home in any number of genres, including jazz (in all its varieties), salsa, pop and hip-hop. He continues to receive a good deal of acclaim for his participation in a Cuban music-oriented tribute to Billie Holiday. At the core of this tribute are the percussionist's re-arrangements and remixes of Holiday tunes, by way of the introduction of the rhythms of tango/congo, makuta and yambu. Zayas has also recorded extensively, notably with singer Venissa Santi.