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Selection of Maestros: Yosvany Terry

This section, Selection of Maestros, a phrase that reminds us of one of the best rums produced by our island’s long history in rum, is an attempt to highlight the profiles of Cuban performers who, like the rum, are characterized by their robustness, character, and flavor.

Yosvany Terry (Camagüey, 1972) Saxofonista, percusionista y compositor.

The son Don Pancho Terry, the celebrated Cuban chekeré maestro and founder of the band Maravillas de Florida, Yosvany began his musical studies at home, training that he later perfected at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and the National Art School, ENA.

Accustomed from a very young age to sharing stages with music greats such as Chucho Valdés, Silvio Rodríguez or Santiago Feliú, Yosvany reaching a peak in the Cuban music scene of the 1990s with his participation in Columna B, a transgressive jazz group founded together with fellow musicians from his generation, including Roberto Carcassés, Descemer Bueno and Dafnis Prieto.

En 1999 Terry se radica en Nueva York, y desde entonces su carrera ha irradiado en múltiples caminos creativos. Su hoja de servicios como instrumentista incluye registros en más de 30 álbumes de grandes artistas como Steve Coleman, Avishai Cohen, Gonzalo Rubalcaba y Eddie Palmieri. Hasta la fecha ha publicado cuatro discos como autor, todos ampliamente elogiados por la prensa internacional: Twited Noon (2001), Metamorphosis (2005), Today´s Opinion (2012), seleccionado por el crítico del New York Times Nate Chinen como uno de los diez mejores el año, y New Throned King (2014), una aproximación a sus estudios de la cultura arará que recibió una nominación a los Grammy como Mejor Álbum de Jazz Latino.

Yosvany Terry es también un reconocido docente afincado en Harvard y dirige la Big Band de esa prestigiosa universidad. Derramando Luz, disco debut de Gema Corredera como solista, contó con su aporte como productor musical en 2013.

During his live performances, Terry alternates between playing the chekeré and the saxophone, a mixture that connects the cultural tradition of his Afro-Cuban “elders” with the latest codes of contemporary music. In all justice, U.S. critics say that this maestro has expanded the influence of Afro-Cuban music in contemporary jazz, a tradition initiated in New York by Machito, Mario Bauzá and Chano Pozo.

Marcel Lueiro Editor and poet. Responsible father Ability to gather sensitivities. He often dreams that he is a shaman who makes snakes sing. More posts

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