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Rafelito Mirabal

& Sistema Temperado

Gabrielle Garo

Flutist

Paquito D'Rivera

Saxophonist

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Flamingo Theater Bar
The Four Ambassadors Hotel
SAT, OCT 13 2018 7:30PM
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Rafelito Mirabal & Sistema Temperado

Tecladista, compositor y arreglista. Nació en Santo Domingo República Dominicana el 12 de febrero de 1962. Estudió y creció en Santiago, hizo sus estudios secundarios en el Colegio de La Salle y se graduó en Economía en la "PUCM M". La mayor parte de su experiencia musical viene de prácticas autodidactas y master clases privadas con profesores dominicanos y extranjeros. Ha actuado con casi todos los grupos de renombre de Republica Dominicana desde 1985 y ha visitado más de 25 países.

Fundador del grupo Rafelito Mirabal & Sistema Temperado. Agrupación que desde el 1987 ha estado tocando la música de grandes compositores modernos de jazz como Pat Metheny, Joe Zawinul, John Scofield, Mike Stern, etc. pero sobretodo composiciones propias que honran nuestras raíces al incorporar Pri-Pri, Gaga, Guloya, Pambiche, Merengue Clásico y Típico y muchos más al Jazz, como su galardonada pieza “Gagayas” y su innovadora composición “Periblues”. Sistema Temperado ha compartido escenario con Mark Egan y Elements, Paquito de Rivera, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Néstor Torres, Roberto Perera, Humberto Ramírez, Arturo Sandoval, Giovanni Hidalgo y otros y ha participado en festivales en Montreal- Canadá, Hannover-Alemania, Guyana Inglesa, Alba-Italia, Bruselas-Bélgica y Puerto Príncipe-Haití.

Lo original del grupo y el estilo de fusionar la música y el Folcklor dominicanos con el jazz y otros géneros, le ha brindado grandes éxitos y un sitial de preferencia en el público amante del jazz. La composición “Periblues” (mezcla de blues con merengue típico), es parte importante del acervo musical dominicano grabada en el año 2000 por el Ministerio de Turismo como parte de los “100 AÑOS DE MUSICA DOMINICANA” y la composición “GAGAYAS” (fusión del ritmo ‘gaga’ con el jazz) obtuvo el premio Nacional de Música Fradique Lizardo, 2005. En el 2016 Rafelito Mirabal y Sistema Temperado lograron con todo exito en la 5ta entrega del South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest en Miami rendir homenaje al legendario compositor Dominicano Rafael “Bullumba” Landestoy.

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Gabrielle Garo’s

A prodige of the great flautist Nestor Torres is resident of Brooklyn, NY, of Dominican parents, Gabrielle Garo’ is a student of the flute, piccolo, alto, tenor, and soprano saxophone. Having appeared on CBS, Brooklyn 45 TV, CBS’ “The Couch” Morning how, Gabrielle is the 2015 International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Winner, the 2016 J. Marjory Jackson Scholarship Recipient, and has won a solo award in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Regional Festival in Greenwich, CT, the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Tuition Assistance Award, the A.F.J Leonard Silver Award, the Young Academic Achiever Award, has been accepted into the National Junior Honor Society, The National Honor Society for Dance Arts, and has participated in the world record breaking event for the largest flute ensemble. She has studied with Nestor Torres, Kent Jordan, Najee, Yosvany Terry, Jeff Lederer, Ted Nash, Keith Underwood, Keith Loftis, and Lorna Myers, soloist at the Metropolitan Opera, and has performed with music greats, such as, Larry Harlow, Esperanza Spalding, Christian McBride and his Big Band, Arturo Sandoval, Candido Camero, Phoenix Rivera, Bobby Sanabria & his Multiverse Big Band, Arturo O’Farrill and his Latin Jazz Orchestra, Kermit Ruffins, Craig Haynes, Ray Vega, Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Papo Vazquez, Alex Diaz, and James Galway just to name a few.

Gracing the stage at the Apollo, Gabrielle has performed for T.I. and as a requested backdrop in promotion for his album and movie release, and will also be featured in Spike Lee’s Season 2 of “She’s Gotta Have It.” In addition, she has performed in the South Florida Dominican Jazz Festival, Minton’s, Symphony Space for “A Night of Afro-Dominican Jazz” where she participated in honoring and remembering, Mario Rivera, Birdland, SOB’s, the Copacabana Nightclub, the Allen/Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Steinway Hall, the Jazz Loft Party, the Litchfield Jazz Festival-2012, 2013, and more.

Currently, Gabrielle is a graduate of LaGuardia High School, where she is now studying at, The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, in New York City.

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Paquito D'Rivera

An early child who began musical studies with five years under the tutelage of his father Tito, a saxophonist and conductor in Cuba. At six years old, he was already acting in public. In 1958, D'Rivera, ten years old, triumphed at the National Theater in Havana, with the acclaim of the critics.

He entered the conservatory of his native city with 12 years to study Clarinet, composition and harmony. In 1965, he was already a virtuoso. D'Rivera, with the pianist Valdez, founded the Cuban Orchestra of Modern Music, which he directed for two years. They caused a sensation in 1978 at the Newport / New York and Montreaux jazz festivals, making history as the first Cuban musicians after Castro who edited an American label.

He gained immediate respect among jazz musicians and was introduced to the scene at some of the most prestigious concert halls in New York. He made a gap among the greats after his first two albums Paquito Blowin (June 1981) and Mariel (July 1982). During his career in the United States, D'Rivera's albums received critical acclaim and appeared on the charts.

He traveled all over the world with his own group, The Havana / New York Ensemble, Europe, Japan, South America, and the United States. Married to singer Brenda Feliciano. In 2000 he published a memoir "My life sax", maestro D'Rivera was also part of the famous Cuban group IRAKERE.