Roberto Fonseca

Cuba
Jazz Latin
Roberto Fonseca

The virtuoso Roberto Fonseca, successor of the famous Rubén González in the all-star formation of the Ibrahim Ferrers Orchestra, is one of the spokesmen of a new young Cuban culture that rejects isolation and borders. For many years now, he has no longer been considered an insider tip, but is arguably the country's greatest pianist, with what it takes to put his personal stamp on the old tradition of Caribbean music. After his stellar career with the Bueno Vista Social Club and with over 400 concerts with the legendary Omara Portuondo, he has made a name for himself with nine successful solo albums.

His album "Yo" was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. On his latest longplayer "Yesun" (2019), he skillfully combined jazz with classical music, rap, funk, reggaeton and electronica. Through a variety of formations, Fonseca constantly demonstrates his versatility; in addition to his solo and trio shows, he collaborates with big bands (hr Big Band) and symphony orchestras (Metropole Orkest), entertaining audiences with charm and virtuosity. His upcoming album "La Gran Diversion" - a homage to the time when Cuban music was danced to in Europe's night clubs and cabarets - will not be inferior to this. It will be presented with a 9-piece Cuban ensemble, which debuted at this year's Jazz in Marciac.

Tourdates

23.04.2024 HR-Zagreb Zagreb Jazz Festival
Tickets
25.04.2024 DE-Rottweil Jazzfest Rottweil
Tickets
26.04.2024 DE-Wendelstein Jazz + Blues Open Wendelstein
Tickets
27.04.2024 DE-Kempten Kemptener Jazz Frühling
Tickets
28.04.2024 AT-Innsbruck Treibhaus Tickets
13.05.2024 HU-Budapest JazzFest Budapest
Tickets
24.07.2024 TR-Istanbul Babylon Tickets
Videos
  • Roberto Fonseca - La Gran Diversión (LIVE)
    Roberto Fonseca - La Gran Diversión (LIVE)
  • Roberto Fonseca Trio - Cuba 2.0 | Frankfurt Radio Big Band | full concert | 4k
    Roberto Fonseca Trio - Cuba 2.0 | Frankfurt Radio Big Band | full concert | 4k
  • Roberto SOLO Fonseca
    Roberto SOLO Fonseca
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Press
“Roberto Fonseca is one of the world’s great pianists and one of the finest of Cuba’s new generation of musicians ”
Evening Standard
“A charismatic spark plug of a pianist from Cuba”
The New York Times
“He´s Cuba´s most exciting pianist” 
The Guardian
Line up
robertoSOLOfonseca

Roberto Fonseca + 1 Crew

Roberto Fonseca III - TRIO

Roberto Fonseca - Piano & Keyboards

Yandy Martinez - Bass

Ruly Herrera - Drums

+ 1 Crew - sound + tour manager

La Gran Diversión

Roberto Fonseca - Piano & Keyboards

Carlos Kalunga - Vocals
Andrés Coayo - Percussion
Ruly Herrera - Drums
Yandy Martinez - Bass
Rafael "Jimmy" Jenks - Tenor Sax & Backing Vocals
Roberto Garcia - Trompete, Flugelhorn & Backing Vocals
Ariel Vigo - Baritone Sax & Backing Vocals

+ 2 Crew - Sound & Tour Manager, Monitor Engineer & Video

Availability

Territories:

Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Northern Europe

2024 fall, July
2025 summer, fall, spring
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Head of A&R Global Pop Music, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Ibrahim Bilen
Ibrahim Bilen
Head of A&R Jazz, Booking Agent
ibrahim@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 22
Bia Rizzini
Bia Rizzini
Booking Agent, Production & PR
bia@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 23

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