The Wheel Sessions is excited to bring legendary Latin/Jazz drummer Ignacio Berroa to Greenville, SC. Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our time. Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as: “… the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz…”.
Performing with Mr. Berroa will be three of the Carolinas foremost jazz musicians, Lovell Bradford – piano, Jorge Garcia – guitar, and Mike Holstein – bass.
Ignacio has recorded and played with musicians of the stature of McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Michael Brecker, Milt Jackson, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Tito Puente, Mario Bauzá, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, Joao Bosco, Lenny Andrade, and Lincoln Center Orchestra, WDR Big Band and BBC Big Band just to name a few.
The “Wheel Sessions” is a jazz performance series hosted in Greenville South Carolina. Performances begin at 7:30 pm, and are held in front of an intimate listening audience. The Ignacio Berroa Quartet session has a $40 entrance fee. It includes two sets of music, and attendees may BYOB. A limited number of tickets are now available for purchase at: http://gemmgroup.com/wheel-sessions-tickets/