Alejandro Aviles: The Tristano Project
- Alejandro Aviles - alto sax
- John Marshall - tenor sax
- Dave Lalama - piano
- Eduardo Belo - bass
- Chris Smith - drums
The music of Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh and others.... Join us for a night of celebrating the genius of Lennie Tristano whose compositions rivaled the Bebop craze of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in the 40's and 50's.
Alejandro Avilés is a first generation Cuban-American who comes from a longlineage of musicians. In fact, Mr. Avilés' family has been considered by the Guiness Book of World Records for having the longest, continuous musical group in the world.The Orquesta Hermanos Avilés was started by his great-grandfather, Manuel Avilés, in1882 in Holguin, Cuba, and remarkably is still in existence today.
Based in NYC, Alejandro Avilés works as an adjunct professor at both Hofstra University and Hunter College teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation whileperforming as a versatile musician in genres ranging from "Straight Ahead" jazz,“Brazilian” and "Afro-Cuban" music, to Broadway. When not on tour, you can catchAlejandro perform in many of New York's most renowned jazz clubs including Smoke,Jazz Standard, Zinc Bar, Smalls, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz Gallery, Iridium, Fat Cat,Birdland, and Blue Note.