The Bronx Council on the Arts invites you to the second performance in its first-ever VIRTUAL Summer Concert Series. We are thrilled to welcome Afro Caribbean Jazz pianist Ellio Villafranca.
The event willtake place on Friday, June 12, 2020, between the hours of 06:00 p.m. and 07:00 p.m.
The summer concert series is made possible with the support of councilmember Andrew Cohen.
Join us for this exciting online experience celebrating culture over Zoom.
To RSVP, please visit here.
About Elio Villafranca
Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca is a Steinway Artist, winner of the 2018 Downbeat Critic’s Poll Rising Stars in the Keyboard Category, and a 2009 and 2018 Grammy Nominated. In 2014 Villafranca was a recipient of the first Jalc Millennium Swing Award! Since his arrival in the U.S. in mid-1995, Mr. Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable pianists, composers, and bandleaders. Over the years Elio Villafranca has recorded and performed nationally and internationally as a leader, featuring jazz master artists such as Pat Martino, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Johnny Pacheco among others. He is based in New York City and he is a faculty member of Temple University, Philadelphia, The Juilliard School of Music, New York University, and Manhattan School of Music in NYC.
About Bronx Council On The Arts
Founded by visionary community leaders in 1962, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is dedicated to advancing cultural equity in Bronx. From creative placemaking and arts advocacy to the provision of services for artists and arts organizations, as well as programming for children and seniors, BCA was the first organization in Bronx to focus equally on supporting local artists, serving the community, and catalyzing relationships between the two.
Since its founding, BCA has focused on the work of underrepresented groups, especially artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. We provide direct services to over 1,000 artists and 250 community-based arts groups each year, and thanks to our granting programs, we are able to touch the lives of over thousands of audience members.
Bronx Council On The Arts
2700 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461