What is the Cuban Tres? An evening with master musician Nelson González

Please join legendary tres player/bandleader Nelson González for a fascinating evening of music and talk centering on his 50-year career.
A mentor to Paul Simon and countless other musicians, González will share inside stories and perspective on Afro-Caribbean musical culture.


Nelson González is a Puerto Rican tres player. He specialises in the Cuban tres, and only occasionally plays the Puerto Rican tres. He is a prolific session musician and has been a member of renowned salsa ensembles such as Fania All-Stars, Orchestra Harlow and Típica 73.

This event is presented by BronxCare Health System.

Mon, Sep 19
7:00 pm

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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