September 30th & October 1st - 2nd, 2008 @ 9:30pm, 11:00pm & 1:00am

Zinc Bar Presents:


The Raphael Cruz Quartet

Raphael Cruz's music can best be described as smooth Afro-Cuban Jazz with blends of Brazilian music, powerful drums, beautiful melodies and extraordinary solos.  Raphael Cruz is a musician’s musician.  As one of the first-call percussionists on the New York music scene, he has played with literally hundreds of the great stars of Latin, Jazz, Pop, Rock and R&B music.  Originally from Santo Domingo, he has honed his skills with such greats as Paquito D'Rivera, Tata Guines, Herbie Mann, Claudio Roditi and George Benson, among others.  Raphael Cruz's CDs include: Hand Made, Bebop Timba (nominated for a 2005 Grammy in the Best Latin Jazz Album category) and his latest magical offering Time Travel.


The musicians are:

Raphael Cruz - Percussion & Vocals

Manuel Valera - Piano

Ariel Del La Portilla - Bass

Danilo Aviles - Drums

Alan Chaubert  - Trumpet & Flugelhorn


Nestled in an easy-to-miss nook on Houston Street, Zinc Bar ushers guests through plush red velvet curtains to a cozy room that throbs with the band's every beat. Patrons span a range of ages, drawn to the rhythms of an eclectic assortment of standard jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz.


Zinc Bar

90 West Houston Street

(corner of La Guardia Place)

Greenwich Village

New York NY 10012

Tel: (212) 477-8337


September 30th & October 1st - 2nd, 2008

Show times: 9:30pm, 11:00pm & 1:00am

Cover charge: Call


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