Pianist-composer David Virelles – based now in New York but born and bred in Cuba – has taken the folkloric rhythms of Afro-Cuban religious ritual and transmuted them into a 21st-century music resonating with mystery and meaning.
Sound is an element revered in this culture, and that idea – the worship of sound itself – is a shaping force in the performances of Virelles’ compositions.
David has tapped into a musical impulse that is simultaneously ancient and modern, communal and personal, meditative and propulsive.
Requested by popular demand, the newly VOTED DOWNBEAT 2015 RISING STAR will perform with his favorite Trio featuring Eric McPherson on drums and Thomas Morgan on bass. DON'T MISS OUT!!