On November 10th, our concert promises an electrifying Latin Jazz experience featuring two of the most acclaimed Latin Jazz artists of our time, following in the footsteps of legends like Tito Puente. Our musical influences draw from greats such as Oscar Peterson, Michael Brecker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, and our repertoire spans a wide spectrum, encompassing salsa, merengue, Bolero, straight-ahead jazz standards, soulful ballads from the American songbook, and selections from the Latin American songbook.
This performance will showcase the extraordinary talents of Robert Acevedo Jr., an award-winning percussionist, the globally recognized jazz fusion drummer Derris Lee, and the incredibly versatile Lannie Battistini, known for his virtuosity on the piano, often compared to the prowess of three pianists in one. Lannie will share his music, celebrating a career legacy that has left an indelible mark on the music industry.
As the Musical Director, José Valentino, a native of the Gainesville and Ocala region, will bring his flute, saxophone and bass skills to provide unique improvisations and share unforgettable memories from my journey performing alongside icons like Chick Corea and Paquita D Rivera in the world of jazz and Latin Jazz.
This is a concert you won’t want to miss. We look forward to sharing this memorable evening of music with you.
From late 1998 – 2000 Lannie toured worldwide with iconic Latin Pop Artist, 2x GRAMMY Award® winner, 2x Latin GRAMMY Award® winner, and 3x Platinum Recording artist Olga Tañon. In 1998, he reinvented himself and opened his current business Hands In Motion Music Productions & Marketing – a three-tier company that includes an independent music label, a Music School, and a full-service marketing agency – all geared toward the aspiring musician.
Jose Valentino has earned preeminent awards in various industries, including four GRAMMY® Awards (2022 Best Latin Children’s Album, 2022 Best Christian Album in the Spanish Language, 2020 Best Contemporary Classical Composition, and 2019 Best Christian Album in the Spanish Language), two GRAMMY® Award Nominations (2016 Best Instrumental Album and 2015 Best Latin Jazz Album), and an EMMY® Award (2018 Best Cultural Documentary).
VIP includes 4 admission tickets, a reserved table in a great location, and the first round of drinks on us!
Guests will be seated at tables of 4 or 6 – so bring a group of friends or meet someone new! If you plan to sit with another party please email email@example.com so we can best accommodate you and your guests.