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The Chembo Corniel Quintet

February 29, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm


The Chembo Corniel Quintet will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $40.00

Sat, February 29, 2020

8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST


Hery Paz – tenor sax / flute
Carlos Cuevas – piano
Ian Stewart – electric bass
Joel E. Mateo – drums
Chembo Corniel – congas / percussion

Grammy nominated percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel, Jr. studied music at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York City, Pastore Music in New Jersey, and also attended La Escuela National de Arte (ENA) in Havana, Cuba in 1997 and 1999 under the direction of Chucho Valdez. Chembo is a member of the faculty at Purchase College and also teaches percussion privately. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Chucho Valdes, Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Hilton Ruiz, Dave Valentin, Willie Colon, Angela Bofill, Steve Wilson, Ray Vega, Buddy Montogmery, Bob Baldwin, Chico Freeman and many more. Chembo now leads his own Latin Jazz quintet since October 2001 and also started his record company “Chemboro Records, Inc.” in 2004. Chembo Corniel has landed a nomination from the 52nd NARAS GRAMMY AWARDS for the cd “Things I Wanted To Do” for “BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM” 2010. His fifth and latest 2016 cd “Land Of The Descendants” with invited guests Kat Gang (vocals) and James Zollar (trumpet) on this cd are getting great reviews around the world. Chembo Corniel had been endorsing Latin Percussion (LP) products since 1982; he also endorses REMO Heads, Vic Firth Sticks and Sabian Cymbals.



February 29, 2020
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Side Door Jazz Club
85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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