Michele Rosewoman Performs in a Tribute to Orlando "Puntilla" Rios on December 13th


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At the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Saturday, December 13, at 1:30 p.m., pianist and composer Michele Rosewoman performs with members of her ensemble New Yor-Uba as part of a concert tribute to legendary Cuban percussionist and vocalist Orlando “Puntilla" Rios.

Praised by Downbeat as a “star of American music," pianist, composer, and educator Michele Rosewoman has made her mark in the jazz world as a highly original artist by fusing Afro-Cuban styles with intelligent and modern post-bop while also integrating Cuban religious music into her uniquely “New Yor-Uban" sound. Throughout her varied career, Michele has performed with such jazz luminaries as Julius Priester, Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Celia Cruz, Paquito D'Rivera, and the Cuban master vocalist and drummer Orlando “Puntilla" Rios. As a bandleader, she has led two ensembles, New Yor-Uba and Quintessence, to tremendous critical acclaim.

Michele's most recent album, The In Side Out, was released in 2006 on Advance Dance Disques. The album, fusing jazz with Afro- Cuban rhythms, R&B, and funk, features Michele's ensemble Quintessence along with special guests including David Fiucynzki and Josh Roseman. For more information on Michele or to hear samples of her music, visit www.michelerosewoman.com.

Program Information
Saturday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m.
9th Annual Moment in Time Festival: Tribute to Puntilla, Part 2

Featuring Michele Rosewoman and members of New Yor-Uba ; Amma McKen and Omi Yesa; with Pedro Martinez, Armondo Gola, Roman Diaz & Mauricio Herrera
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Free Admission
For more information, call 732-290-0967 or e-mail [email protected]

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