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After playing alongside acclaimed Cuban flutist and Irakere veteran Orlando Maraca Valle on his Latin Jazz All Stars and after Maraca’s appearance on trumpeter Brian Lynch’s Grammy® Award winning big band album The Omni-American Book Club, both musicians join forces on a brand new project for their first concert together in the United States. This will also be Maraca’s first ever trip to the United States post-pandemic.
A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, Brian Lynch received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight ahead master Phil Woods. He has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and has toured the world at the helm of various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music.
World-famous and versatile Cuban flutist Orlando Valle Maraca returns to the United States as a special guest of La Moderna Tradición Orchestra and Brian Lynch’s sextet. Winner of multiple Grammy and Cubadisco awards, in his 40-year professional career, Maraca has toured more than eighty countries with his groups and collaborating as a flutist, composer and arranger in multiple musical projects, from Irakere and Cubanismo to Wynton Marsalis, Brian Lynch and Al Di Meola and numerous other prominent World Music and Jazz artists. His musical repertoire ranges from the most typical of Cuban charanguera music to the most avant-garde form of jazz as witnessed once again by his recent collaborations with the Orquesta Aragón (2021), the Septeto Santiaguero and El Canario (2018) as well as with Brian Lynch (2020) and Ramón Valle (2018), all multi-award-winning artists. Taking advantage of the invitation from the National Flute Association to participate in their 51st convention in Phoenix, AZ, Maraca will offer 4 exclusive concerts in California before leaving for the Midwest to continue his tour.