Tribute to Juan Formell & Los Van Van, Dayramir González
Cuban piano phenom Dayramir González releases a rare concert recorded in Havana as part of the opening night of the Havana Jazz Festival at Teatro Nacional de Cuba in January 2020.
This concert features Van Van’s iconic vocalist Mayito Rivera, Latin Grammy Award winner Alain Perez, Grammy Award winner rapper and songwriter Telmary Diaz and renowned chamber orchestra Camerata Romeu directed by maestra Zenaida Romeu.
Songs written by: Juan Formell
Arranger & Orchestrator: Dayramir González
Immersing myself in the music of Juan Formell has been one of the great challenges of my career. Not only because of his musical legacy but also because of what he represents for many a generations of Cubans. An impressive social chronicle extending over 50 years. Choosing the repertoire was hard, what shall I write? What he created is already so balanced, danceable, I was in doubt what to do. But I knew that I wanted to approach his music from my various internal creative facets: as a composer, arranger and orchestrator as well as presenting my various musical pallets; ranging from my Big Band influences, my European classical music, the Cuban traditional sound of Cha Cha, Danzón, Guaracha and the Afro-Cuban jazz.
Studio album available to download.