Yeisy Rojas Band - Transform

Dokkhuset Scene
Monday September 5th, 20.00 20.00-21.30

Yeisy Rojas Band

Price: Students 180 NOK / Regular 250 NOK

Violinist and singer Yeisy Rojas Rodriguez and her fabulous band will get Transform 2022 properly started. Originally from Havana, Cuba, where she worked as a violinist at the Opera and with the National Ballet while also playing traditional music and latin jazz in local clubs. She’s inspired by the complex musical heritage of her homeland and combine jazz, traditional music and classical influences with an inherent sense of rhythm. Fireworks on stage.

She’s bringing three of Cuba’s most sought after jazz musicians. Bass player Gaston Joya from Bueno Vista Social Club and drummer Rodney Barreto has toured the world with Chucho Valdés’ orchestra Irakere. They also played on the live album Tribute to Irakere which won the “Best Latin Jazz Album” Grammy in 2017. Percussionist Barbaro Crespo (Machito) is a funding member of “Adonis y Osain del Monte”, one of Cuba’s most popular rhumba groups. On the piano we find Torbjørn Kvamme, a well known member of the Norwegian jazz scene.

Yeisy Rojas song/violin
Gaston Joya bass
Rodney Bareto drums
Torbjørn Kvamme piano
Barbaro Crespo percussion