The dazzling Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán
, who made his U.S. orchestral debut at the festival last year, returns with some of Cuba’s top jazz musicians for what promises to be a spectacular evening of music, food, and wine. Equally fluent in classical music and jazz, the young pianist, praised by The Times
of London as “a formidable virtuoso,” and called a genius by legendary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdes, was one of the artists that violinist Joshua Bell
showcased as part of his Seasons of Cuba
Live from Lincoln Center PBS television special. He plays his bracing music in the intimacy of Napa’s hot new jazz café, Blue Note Napa
, where an exquisite dinner, paired with Far Niente’s award-winning Cabernet and Chardonnay, will be served.