Ignacio Berroa, a Cuban émigré, has been recognized by many of one of the greatest drummers of his time. The Grammy-nominated Berroa comes to Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium with his own five-piece band, featuring guitarist Vic Juris, on Sunday, January 30, at 3:30 p.m. as part of the Cole Concert series.
"Ignacio plays with intelligence, taste, fire, and soul. His playing combines the finest aspects of Afro-Cuban and American styles of drumming... When you hear him play it just makes you feel good, just like a good hot bowl of gumbo," said jazz musician Wynton Marsalis.
Berroa has plied his trade behind the drum kit with some of jazz and Latin music's most distinguished artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Charlie Haden and Tito Puente. Gillespie defined Berroa as "the only Latin drummer in the world, in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds; his native Afro-Cuban music as well as jazz."
The concert is free and open to the public through the support of the Peterson Foundation. Doors open at 3 p.m. For more information, please contact David Waring at (203) 622-7917.