Omar Puente and Ilario Ferrari: Mediterranean Meets Cuba

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  • We are glad to welcome back this very special duo after their sold-out shows in 2023. Internationally renowned for his masterful performances in various musical styles, Cuban Jazz violinist Omar Puente and Italian pianist, singer and composer Ilario Ferrari present “Mediterranean meets Cuba”.

    From new original compositions to beloved classics of Latin Jazz, their performances are an enchanting blend of humour, audience engagement, instrumental brilliance, and soulful vocals. Prepare to be transported from the vibrant rhythms of Cuba to the sun-kissed shores of Southern Italy and back again.


    “Omar Puente’s contribution to 20th and 21st century violin playing has now become legendary. His generous nature, his commitment to good music, his enjoyment of life, and his respect for his colleagues are all characteristics that make him a true violin great” – Nigel Kennedy.

    “..This marks his graduation to a bandleader, arranger and composer to match the accomplished soloist” – Jazzwise on “Best Foot Forward” by Omar Puente

    “I really enjoyed Omar and Ilario’s concert last night. They were both technically brilliant and at the top of their games. It was inventive and playful but obviously underscored by technique and deep classical training. I liked their relationship on stage and watching them play off each other. We were lucky to get them to Epsom”. – Audience Review.

    “I thought last night’s gig was superb. For me, everything worked, from the quiet piano and emotional violin in the first number to the encore. I enjoyed their vocals as well. Honestly wouldn’t change a thing. I will be looking out for these two to hear them again. One of the best that EJC has staged. A great night”.– Audience Review

    “Pianist Ilario Ferrari put together an unforgettable show with bassist Charlie Pyne and drummer Katie Patterson. Special guest, Cuban violin virtuoso Omar Puente completed a lineup that explored just about every dimension of musical performance..” – Dave Keech.


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