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Alfredo Triff Trio & Special Guests

Excerpt from "Delirio" video by Bill Bilowit & Grela Orihuela

New Cuban Music, Dada-Son

Miami's own troubadour, Alfredo Triff takes traditional Cuban musical styles—boleros, son and more—and re-imagines them through a lush and sultry jazz-inflected post-modern lens. Classically trained by Russian masters, Havana-born Triff has performed with Sting, Jack Bruce, Eddie Palmieri and Arnaldo Antunes, among others.

Triff's outstanding trio includes Daniel Ponce on congas, who has worked and recorded with musicians such as Paquito d'Rivera, Laurie Anderson, Rolling Stones, Patti LaBelle and Herbie Hancock; and Alex Berti, former member principal double bass with the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, who has worked with Yo Yo Ma, Placido Domingo and Arturo Sandoval.

This performance includes guest artists Adrian Castro, with his unique Afro-Latino spoken word poetry; Rosie Inguanzo, actress and poet, as "Es (Linda) Cinfuentes" and the velvet vocals of mesmerizing singer-songwriter Roberto Poveda.

"Alfredo Triff is a Miami treasure," says Tigertail Executive Director Mary Luft. "A renaissance man who is about to explode onto the national music scene. The artists performing are the best."

"[Triff] fuses classic Cuban styles such as son, danzón and rumba with jazz or blues harmonies and unexpected rhythmic play, lending an astringent elegance and daring to the Cuban styles' soulfulness and indulgent emotion." — The Miami Herald

"Poveda growls, scats and croons, moving with a loose, jerky elegance like a suave boiulevardier who's burned out on love and has gone a little nuts." — The Miami Herald

For more on Alfredo Triff, go to See and hear the trio on YouTube and MySpace.

Season partners and supporters for our 29th season include: Allegany Franciscan Ministries; American Express; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; Audrey Love Charitable Foundation; BankAtlantic Foundation; Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; Biscayne Times; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites at the Mantell Plaza, The Children's Trust; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of Brazil; Consulate General of Canada; Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Dade Community Foundation; Dorsch Gallery; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Dance Association; Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; Florida Literary Center; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Grolsch;; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation and MetLife Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria, MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation; Open Doors; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; Safe Schools South Florida; Shake-A-Leg Miami; The Sain-Orr Royak DeForest Steadman Foundation; Rain Vodka Organics; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Southern Arts Federation; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM and our many private supporters.


April 18, 2009
8:30 pm
One night only!


$25 General Admission
$50 VIP ticket (priority entrance and seating)
$20 Seniors (65+) w/ id
$20 Students w/ id

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