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Omar Puente Charanga Sextet

12th April 2024

After over two decades of being a leading figure of the UK and international Latin jazz scene, award winning Cuban jazz violinist Omar Puente returns to his roots with The Omar Puente Charanga Jazz Sextet. 

Ticket prices

£35 – £50

Line-up

OMAR PUENTE – violin
FERNANDO DESPESTRE – keyboards
DORANCE LORZA – bass
FLAVIO CORREA – congas
OSCAR MARTINEZ – timbales
EIKEL HERNANDEZ trumpet – trumpet

The musical style is a unique fusion of Cuban music, African rhythms and modern jazz. The band plays both original tunes and new arrangements of the best traditional Cuban music. The virtuosity and charisma typical of Omar’s performances merges with the flavour of traditional Charanga dance music, a real treat for dancers and audience of all ages.

Omar Puente’s contribution to 20th and 21st century violin playing has now become legendary. His generous nature, his commitment to good music, his enjoyment of life and his respect for his colleagues are all characteristics which make him a true violin great.

— Nigel Kennedy