JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Ignacio Berroa & Hilario Duran at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Ignacio Berroa & Hilario Duran at the Rochester Club Ballroom. Berroa is a marvel on the drums. He effortlessly plays the most complicated parts and then does variations on those while keeping an irresistible rhythm. Duran is no slouch in the rhythm department either. Berroa played with Dizzy Gillespie for ten years so of course they did "Night in Tunisia." These guys didn't need the sax player because there was plenty of melody in the piano and bass. Berroa played a beautiful drum pattern on "My Funny Valentine," Roberto Occhopinti took a gorgeous solo and Duran reinvented the tune on piano.

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