Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club to Tour U.S. this Fall

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On September 14, internationally acclaimed ensemble Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club brings its world tour to the U.S. for a run of dates that will hit New York, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, Indianapolis and a number of markets in between. The 15-member lineup includes Latin Grammy award winners Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, and laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, all of whom count themselves among the original members of Buena Vista Social Club™.

Opening each concert with his quintet will be one of Havana’s most highly praised pianists, Roberto Fonseca. Called a “multifaceted virtuoso” by London’s Sunday Times and “a fabulously gifted pianist, composer and bandleader” by The Guardian, Fonseca comes to the States in conjunction with the U.S. release of his latest album Yo, out August 27 on Concord Jazz. The album—his seventh to date—blends diverse elements of jazz, traditional West African and Cuban music, and electronics.

See below for full lineup and tour schedule.


Omara Portuondo, Lead Vocal
Eliades Ochoa, Guitar and Vocals
Jesus Aguaje Ramos, MD, Trombone, Vocals
Guajiro Mirabal, Trumpet
Barbarito Torres, Laud
Papi Oviedo, Tres
Pedro Pablo, Double Bass
Rolando Luna, Piano
Idania Valdés, Vocals and Minor Percussion
Carlos Calunga, Vocals
Alberto La Noche, Bongos
Filiberto Sanchéz, Timbales
Coayo, Congas
Luis Alemany, Trumpet
Guajirito Mirabal, Trumpet


September 14 /// Centennial Hall /// Tucson, AZ
September 15 /// Mesa Arts Center /// Mesa, AZ
September 17 /// Orange County Performing Arts Center /// Costa Mesa, CA
September 18 /// The Valley Performing Arts Center /// Northridge, CA
September 20 /// Monterey Jazz Festival /// Monterey, CA
September 21 /// Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts /// Davis, CA
September 22 /// Davies Symphony Hall /// San Francisco, CA
September 27 /// Clowes Memorial Hall /// Indianapolis, IN
September 28 /// Krannert Center /// Urbana, IL
September 29 /// Chicago Symphony Orchestra /// Chicago, IL
October 1 /// Bass Performance Hall /// Fort Worth, TX
October 2 /// The Long Center for the Performing Arts /// Austin, TX
October 5 /// Rialto Center /// Atlanta, GA
October 11 & 12 /// Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center /// New York, NY

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