Pablo Cardenas Latin Jazz Quartet


Join us at Hermann’s for an evening of Latin Jazz with Pablo Cardenas and his Latin Jazz Quartet. FeaturingPablo Cardenas – piano

Kelby MacNayr – drums
Peter Dowse – bass
Hector Ramos – congas
+ special guests!

Pablo Cardenas Cuban-born pianist Pablo Cardenas first touched a keyboard at age five and went on to graduate from the National Academy of Music in Havana in jazz and classical performance. He has had a long and varied professional career as performer and teacher, and combines his classical training with an interest in his own jazz projects that encompass jazz, fusion, Latin jazz, and traditional and modern Cuban musical styles in different countries. Since arriving in Canada in 2010, Cardenas has performed with many accomplished musicians including singer Maureen Washington, Phil Dwyer, Miguelito Valdes and Adonis Puentes. Pablo also played at the Victoria TD JazzFest during 2012 with his Jazz Fusion Ensemble. Pablo is presently a part of the faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music teaching jazz piano.

Peter Dowse is a bass player born in the UK before moving to North America in pursuit of a career in music. Peter spent a significant part of his working life in New York City and did a lot of his studio recordings in Rhythm & Blues and jazz working with great artists such as Omar Hakim. Peter went on to work as a record producer and performer and even shared the stage with Smokey Robinson and The Four Tops. Peter re-located Montreal, Quebec and more recently to Victoria and has since been working with Pablo on both his different music projects.

Kelby MacNayr is one of the West Coast’s most impressive jazz drummers, the versatile and hard-working musician seems to be involved with most of the interesting music scenes happening in Victoria. He also performs nationally and internationally: just a few of the jazz icons he has played with include Hugh Fraser and Phil Dwyer.Kelby began working with Pablo in February 2012 and has since joined him on stage at Hermann’s Jazz Club and the Victoria TD Jazz Festival 2012.

Hector Ramos is a master conga player from Cienfuegos, Cuba who graduated from the National Academy of Music in Havana. He moved to Canada five years ago and now makes his home in Victoria. Hector has played professionally in Cuba for over 10 years exploring all styles of Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban Folklore through different groups. Hector now plays with Pablo Cardenas Latin Combo and has recently performed with the legendary Ganga Giri from Australia on his 2012 tour.

You dont’ want to miss this incredible night of live Latin jazz The last 3 shows were a total sell-out!

Tickets $15 [Advance] / $20 [Door]

Advanced tickets available from:
and also from Ditch Records [Fort Street], Lyle’s Place [Yates Street], The Makehouse [Fort Street] – no service charges or online from Event Brite:

Please note that seating at Hermann’s Jazz Club is on a first come first serve basis and the doors open from 6pm.

This entry was posted by Jenny Ambrose.

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