comune di milano, intesa sanpaolo, corriere della sera

Sabato 20 | 22:20

GAM Main Stage

Piano Center

Iván Melón Lewis

genere: musiche originali

Cuban born, Spanish based pianist Ivan "Melon" Lewis (41) is recognized as one of the most talented pianists of his generation. He received two Latin Grammy nominations (‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Latin Jazz Album’) for his album ‘Hoy Y Ayer’ in 2015 and tours extensively with his quartet, with various singers and with his dream big band the Cuban Swing Express. The Cuban Swing Express consists of 10 of the best and most talented Cuban musicians living in Europe and made its debut at L'Alhambra theater in Paris 15 December 2014. The group combines a mix of traditional and bold new sounds in a unique format, with a repertoire combining compositions by Perez Prado, Benny Moré, Ernesto Lecuona, with reworked Herbie Hancock and Rolling Stones songs as well as compositions by "Melon” himself.. “Melon” comes from a musical family. His father, Ricardo Gonzalez Duquesne, former director of the renowned 60s Orquesta de Música Moderna de Pinar del Rio was a major childhood influence. The Cuban Swing Express goes back to the sound of that era, but adds current elements; creating a fresh and completely original musical mixture. The Cuban Swing Express is guaranteed to bring the house down!



GAM Main Stage

Piano Center, Via Palestro 16

original concept: Andreas Kern