LIVE: Manuel Valera & the New Cuban Express @ A Place for Jazz, 10/16/15

November 6th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
The Manual Valera Quintet

Manual Valera & the New Cuban Express

Photographs by Rudy Lu
Additional photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Manuel Valera & the New Cuban Express blew their way into Greater Nippertown recently with a rhythmically charged performance at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome in the latest installment of the A Place for Jazz fall concert series.

The dual percussion section of Ludwig Alfonso and Mauricio Herrera led the charge, with Hans Glawischnig anchoring the propulsive band on electric bass. Saxman Will Vinson alternated leads, harmony and melody with bandleader Manuel Valera on electronic keyboards and piano.

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Manuel Valera

Manuel Valera

Hans Glawischnig

Hans Glawischnig

Will Vinson and Mauricio Herrera

Will Vinson and Mauricio Herrera

Ludwig Alfonso and Mauricio Herrera

Ludwig Alfonso and Mauricio Herrera

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