Drake Law School alumni and friends are invited to gather for an exciting evening with Latin jazz genius Nachito Herrera on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet, Minneapolis. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 and entertainment at 8. The cost is $25 per person. Please RSVP online.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune reviewer Tom Surrowicz describes Nachito Herrera as “hotter than the burning tip of a contraband Cuban cigar. Stronger than a straight shot of Havana rum. As exciting as a World Series game, with ‘El Duque’ on the mound. Explosive. Crowd pleasing. Rhythmically intense. Romantic. Dynamic. Jaw-droppingly good.”
Considered one of the world’s greatest Cuban pianists, Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera stunned audiences at the age of 12, performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 with the Havana Symphony Orchestra. His love of classical music quickly combined with traditional Cuban rhythms. In his twenties, Nachito became the musical director at the famous “Tropicana” in Cuba. In the late 1990s, he joined the famed Cubanismo as its lead pianist, arranger, and musical director while cultivating a passion, talent and reputation in Latin jazz.
For more information about the event, contact Jennifer Allamby, Drake Law School’s senior advancement officer, at 800-44-DRAKE, x1877; 515-271-1877; or firstname.lastname@example.org.