Latin Jazz

All-Star Latin Jazz Quartet at Fogartyville in Sarasota

Frankie Pineiro has long been a fixture of the Tampa Bay Jazz community.  For many years he was the host of the Latin Jazz program on WMNF 88.5 and for the past few years he has hosted the Afro-Cuban Jazz Edition on WSLR 96.5 from 10 am-12 pm on alternate Tuesdays.   Pineiro has put together an all-star band -the ACFM Quartet – for a performance at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Saturday, April 24 at 8 pm.  Tickets are $18 in advance/ $22 at the door.   Advance tickets are available on the website.

The ’A’ in the quartet is Antonio “ Tony “ Madruga, a 4-time recipient of Downbeat Student Awards in both classical and jazz piano. His early accomplishments include performances in Italy and Miami with the Miami International Piano Festival and featured on HBO Documentary “The Music in Me” and Jazziz Magazine.  Antonio has been a recipient of scholarships from the Brubeck Institute and Vail Jazz Program.  He was awarded the Ella Fitzgerald Award for outstanding soloist at the 2011 Essentially Ellington Competition. Wynton Marsalis has chosen him as one of the upcoming “Who’s Got Next” new generation of upcoming jazz artists

The ‘C’ in the band is Tampa Bay area vibraphonist/latin percussionist/composer, and educator, Cole Hazlitt. Hazlitt is a versatile musician covering a wide variety of musical styles and genres.  Cole graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a master’s in jazz vibraphone, studying under Joe Locke, as well as completing a bachelor’s degree in Jazz drum set.  Cole was the drummer for the Grammy-nominated Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble for four years, directed by Bobby Sanabria.

The ’F’ is Frankie Piniero playing Conga Drums and Percussion.  The ‘M’ is bass player, composer, producer, and educator, Mauricio J Rodriguez. Rodriguez is one of the finest musicians of his generation in Cuba.  He was a member of Fervet Opus jazz quartet, one of the most important Latin jazz bands in Cuba in the ’80s, touring around the world to many festivals and concerts including The Havana Latin Jazz Festival, Jamboree, Bratislava, Spain, and Moscow, among others. He currently holds the position of Composer-in-Residence of The Miami Symphony Orchestra and The Miami International Academy of the Bass.

The WSLR+Fogartyville Team

525 Kumquat Court 
Sarasota, FL  34236
(941) 894-6469


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