Elio Villafranca


Alex Norris [trumpet/flugelhorn]   
Steve Wilson [alto & soprano saxophone, flute]
Vincent Herring [alto & tenor saxophone, flute]   
Elio Villafranca [piano]
Edward Perez [bass]   
Dion Parson [drums]   
Mauricio Herrera [percussion]

Elio Villafranca leads his exciting group the Jass Syncopators. Villafranca is spellbinding pianist who has recorded and performed with master artists such as Pat Martino, Terell Stafford, Billy Hart, Paquito D’Rivera, Eric Alexander, Lewis Nash, David Murray, and Wynton Marsalis. He brings an original musical perspective and is at the forefront of an exciting new generation of musicians. Downbeat states, “Villafranca has emerged as a commanding presence on the jazz scene, not just in the U.S. but throughout the world.” The Jass Syncopators highlight the significant influence from the Caribbean region, specifically from Cuba, on jazz music from its earliest days in New Orleans.

Villafranca is a Cuban pianist of high technical prowess and rhythmic clarity.” -- The New York Times

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