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Boiler House Jazz: Neil Leonard/Miguel Nuñez duo

The performance begins at 7:30; doors open 30 minutes prior.
Tickets are $15 and include one glass of wine or a beer. Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door unless sold out.

Neil Leonard/Miguel Nuñez Duo

Legendary Cuban pianist Miguel Nuñez will make a rare Boston-area appearance for this collaboration with award-winning saxophonist and sound artist Neil Leonard. The two will present a program of exciting original and improvisational work never before performed in the US.

Neil Leonard
Neil Leonard works as a sound artist, saxophonist and composer. Recent concerts were presented by documenta 14 (Germany), Tectonic Festival (Israel), Tate Modern (UK), Moscow Autumn (Russia), Jazz Plaza International Festival (Cuba). Leonard performed and recorded with Terence Blanchard, Juan Blanco, Joanne Brackeen, Alvin Curran, Richard Devine, Vijay Iyer, Phill Niblock, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner), Stephen Vitiello, Hal Wilner and Amnon Wolman. Leonard's work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons spans twenty-nine years. Their collaborative performance, film, video and installations were featured by documenta 14, 11 Havana Bienal (Cuba), 49th and 55th Venice Biennale (Italy), Smithsonian Museum National Portrait Gallery (USA), Guggenheim Museum (USA), Museum of Modern Art (NYC).

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Photo by Olga Kisseleva

Leonard’s latest album is Matanzas (2017) a 12” vinyl disk published by Akoh. His sound composition "Lavender Ruins” can be heard in Fujiko Nakaya’s large scale fog installation at Overlook Shelter in Franklin Park, on exhibit now through October 31. Leonard is the Artistic Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, at Berklee College of Music.

Miguel Nuñez
Miguel Nuñez has worked for 40 years as a pianist, composer, arranger and band director for the greatest Cuban musicians, including Chucho Valdés, Pablo Milanes, Silvio Rodríguez, Isaac Delgado (N.G la Banda), Leo Brower, Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club), Yoruba Andabo (leading Afrocuban folklore group in Havana). Nuñez also performed with Luis Represas (Portugal) Mafalda Veiga (Portugal) Fito Páez (Argentina), Mercedes Sosa (Argentina), Milton Nascimento (Brasil), Víctor Manuel (Spain), Soledad Bravo (Venezuela), Lucecita Benítez (Puerto Rico), Joan Manuel Serrat (Spain), Luis E. Aute (Spain), Joaquín Sabina (Spain).

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As a pianist/band director, Nuñez toured in more that 30 countries including: USA, Puerto Rico, México, El Salvador, Panamá, Canadá, Spain, Francia, Inglaterra, Portugal, Suiza, Venezuela, Colombia, Brasil, Perú, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Martinica, Santo Domingo, Costa Rica, among others.

For those 21+, your first beverage (beer or wine) is included in the ticket price of $15. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages for all.