Saturday August 29th, 2009 @ 7:30pm

Joe’s Pub Presents:

 

José "Pepito" Gómez

A Very Special Performance

 

José "Pepito" Gómez has taken the U.S. by storm since his May 2008 arrival from Cuba. He has two NY Times rave reviews under his belt, received an award from France for best male singer, has a worldwide fan base and his latest CD with Cuban band Pupy y Los Que Son Son, is currently nominated for a CubaDisco 2009 award.  He has earned the respect and admiration of fellow musicians, press and fans. His popularity all over the world was highlighted by sold-out venues like Italy’s 5000 person capacity La Tropical.  He also received an award in Cuba for his song on environmental awareness, “Tiempo Dificiles” (Hard Times). His tenor voice, both beautiful and strong, has a unique timbre which is very rarely found.

 

At Joe's Pub, Gómez will unveil a breathtaking project which will highlight his extraordinary voice as he pays homage to traditional Cuban classics with a fresh and original jazz influenced twist. This project will feature a quintet with musicians trained in Havana's best conservatories.

 

Selection of Cuban Classics for the evening will include:

Dos Gardenias by Isolina Carrillo

Longhina by Manuel Corona

Ojos Malignos by Augusto Blanco

Lagrimas Negras by Bebo Valdez

Soy Guajiro by Beny Moré

Vereda Tropical by Beny Moré

La Guarapachanga by Felix Chappottin and more...

 

 

"Mr. Gomez, who was a member of the band Pupy y los que Son Son before he left Cuba last year ... is another order of performer."

-Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

 

“All excellent singers have a special tone: it’s something beyond issues of pitch, power and phrasing, some personal grain that makes them strong and strange. The Cuban singer Pepito Gómez’s vocal tone is … a beneficent alarm, a positive shout”

-Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

 

"José "Pepito" Gómez... could sing fresh life into the dead."

-Descarga.com

 

"What a Voice! - For the first hour of last night's rehearsal Pepe Gómez sang with a rhythm section of just piano, bass and clave, revealing every resonant nuance of his magnificent tenor voice as he soared through the string of classic hits he created with Pupy Pedroso y Los Que Son Son. Every note is perfectly in-tune, perfectly controlled, and capable of exploding into euphoric emotion at any instant. It took me 8 years to finally hear this guy live but now I fully understand what all the buzz was about."

-Kevin Moore, Timba.com

 

Joe's Pub

425 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10003

Tel: (212) 967-7555

 

For advanced tickets call (212) 967-7555 or order online at:

http://tickets.publictheater.org/calendar/view.asp?id=10093

 

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For more info on:
José "Pepito" Gómez go to: www.pepitogomez.com
Pupy y Los Que Son Son go to: www.myspace.com/pupyylosquesonson
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