Cristina Pato | Club Kuss
Tickets: $30 | (Plus ticket and facility fees.)
Club Kuss | Turner Studio Theatre
Member and educational advisor: Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble
A pop star of the ‘gaita’ (the Galician bagpipe) in her native Spain, she moved to New York to attain her Doctorate in collaborative piano and push her career in an entirely different direction. Pato daringly skirts the boundaries of jazz, classical and world music, and in her recent album LATINA, she and her band The Cristina Pato Quartet delve into the musical genre of latin music.
"The bagpiper is warmly spontaneous, unleashing ardent melodies as if from a medieval weapon. There is a forward drive at every turn; deliberate gestures inform the extraordinary brightness that lights up the forte passages, and she brings a huge range of colours overall. An obsessive perfectionist, Cristina Pato has polished these individual sections of the Suite into gleaming gems." ~World Music Report, Raul da Gama
Club Kuss Series presented by Mary Alice and Steve Neely