Miami Light Project begins its 2015-16 Contemporary Performance Series with an exclusive engagement of the critically acclaimed tenor saxophonist and Afro- Cuban Jazz composer Carlos Averhoff Jr., Oct. 9 and 10, 8 p.m., at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 St. in Miami.
Cuban-born jazz artist Carlos Averhoff Jr. brings his hard hitting jazz compositions and savory melodies to Wynwood in the South Florida premiere of his latest musical project, iRESI, a Yoruban word meaning the light within.
Renowned as a virtuoso soloist, the Latin Grammy-nominated son of legendary saxophonist and member of Irakere, Carlos Averhoff, masterfully weaves infectious Cuban rhythms that are rich with cultural influences deeply rooted in tradition. Named “a dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone” by All About Jazz and “quite extraordinarily expressive and beautiful,” by Latin Jazz Network, this visionary musician has consumed audiences globally with his unique sound and approach.
Accompanied by a stellar group of jazz’s most sought after and respected musicians including special guest saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Aruán Ortiz, bassist John Lockwood, and drummer Francisco Mela, Carlos Averhoff Jr.’s iRESI promises to great night for those who love jazz.
Carlos Averhoff Jr. has performed at some of the world’s premiere music venues including Carnegie Hall, The Berklee Performance Center and The Jackie Gleason Theater, among others, as well as several jazz festivals around the world. He has shared the stage with artists such as Louis Hayes, Jimmy Cobb, Bob Moses, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Calixto Oviedo, Jason Moran, Chucho Valdes, Dave Liebman, Bill Pierce, Greg Osby, and his father Carlos Averhoff.
Tickets, $25 or $50 (VIP), are available online at miamilightproject.com or 866- 811-4111; student and senior tickets available at the door. Group tickets available for groups of 10 or more, by calling 305-576- 4350.