Latin Grammy nominated Cuban tenor saxophonist and contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer, Carlos Averhoff Jr, performs iRESI, his debut as a leader.
With an especially unique approach, Carlos masterfully weaves his hard hitting jazz compositions with the infectious rhythms of his native Cuba. All About Jazz names Carlos a “dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone” and the Latin Jazz Network portrays his playing as “quite extraordinarily expressive and beautiful,” further adding, “Carlos Averhoff Jr is a musician who is renowned as a virtuoso soloist.”
Carlos Averhoff Jr is a tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer, and woodwinds educator. Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, Havana native Carlos Averhoff Jr began his training at the age of 10. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2010 and in 2013, with honors from New England Conservatory’s prestigious graduate program. Jerry Bergonzi, Jason Moran and Donny McClasin are just some of the jazz greats Averhoff has studied with. Averhoff has performed at some of the world’s premier music venues including Carnegie Hall, The Berklee Performance Center and the Jackie Gleason Theater, among others, as well as several jazz festivals around the world. Carlos Averhoff Jr has shared the stage with artists such as louis Hayes, Jimmy Cobb, Bob Moses, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Calixto Oviedo, Jason Moran, Chucho Valdes, Dave Liebman, Bill Pierce, Greg Osby, and his father Carlos Averhoff.
Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.
Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.