Latin jazz great, Gato Barbieri, the legendary latin jazz saxophonist will be at the Howard Theatre on April 10, 2014.
This talented Argentinian tenor saxophonist has released over 50 albums and has worked with legends like David Fink, Santana, Don Cherry, Peter White, Sheila E, Russ Freeman, Herb Alpert, Steve Lacy, Dollar Brand, Perez Prado, Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Mann, Dizzy Gillespie, and João Gilberto, to name a few.
Barbieri won a Grammy award for composing and recording the score for the 1972 movie, 'Last Tango In Paris' ( a film which helped launch his career as a film composer). The 80's saw him change his style to a more contemporary jazz beat with latin overtones--extremely evident in his 1984 album, 'Para Los Amigos'. His 1997 album, 'Que Pasa', was the fourth-highest-selling contemporary jazz album of that year. In 2002, his album, 'The Shadow Of The Cat' won Billboard’s prestigious 2003 Latin Jazz Album of the Year and garnered a Latin Grammy nomination.
Barbieri is credited with being one the pioneers of what is now called World Music. He is considered one of the masters of the elements of jazz music and a maestro of the tenor saxophone. Mixing contemporary and tradtional jazz with latin and afro-jazz beats, he brings great depth to his unique genre of jazz.