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THE PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES

THE PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES PRESENTS THE TWICE GRAMMY NOMINATED LATIN JAZZ PIANIST NACHITO HERRERA

Synopsis

Twice Grammy nominated Latin jazz pianist Nachito Herrera on Friday, March 1st at 7:00 pm in the Allen Theatre, located in the Student Union Building of Texas Tech University.

Detailed Description

Widely recognized as a young genius in his native Cuba, Nachito Herrera made his world debut at the age of twelve, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Havana Symphony Orchestra. His love of classical music quickly combined with traditional Cuban rhythms, and today Herrera is a leader in the Latin jazz world. Boasting both a Grammy and Emmy nomination, he has shared the stage with such notable musicians as Doc Severinsen, McCoy Tyner, Tito Fuentes and Chick Corea. During the 1990’s he was the Music Director at the Tropicana in Havana and of the famed jazz group Cubanismo. In 2001, he moved to the United States and has toured the United States extensively as a member of The Afro Cuban All Stars and has appeared at the Omaha Jazz & Blues Festival and at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival with Cubanismo and has performed at other jazz festivals in Granada, St. Lucia, Chicago, and San Jose.

There will be an opportunity to meet Herrera at a CD signing immediately following the concert.

Community outreach for this program was funded in part by the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts of the Lubbock Area Foundation.

General Admission tickets are $15.00 and are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com. TTU Students receive one free ticket with valid ID at the SUB information booth located at the entrance to the Allen Theatre on the campus of Texas Tech University.

For more information, please contact Jo Moore at 806.742.0700, by email at jo.moore@ttu.edu or visit www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu and www.facebook.com/presidential.series

For more information please contact:

Jo Moore (jo.moore@ttu.edu)

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