Global Cuba Fest

Jam Session with Roberto Vizcaino Jr.

March 7, 2024

9:00 pm

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March 7, 2024

9:00 pm

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Sha Wynwood
97 NW 25th Street Miami, FL 33127

Join Miami Light Project and FUNDarte for a Global Cuba Fest Jam Session featuring percussionist Roberto Vizcaino Jr.

Head to Sha Wynwood for expertly prepared cuisine and signature cocktails – when night falls, the inviting restaurant transforms into a playground for the evening with live music. 

Celebrate Global Cuba Fest 2024 with us back in the heart of Wynwood!

Biography

Born on October 21, 1997, in Havana, Robert discovered his passion for music at an early age, particularly in percussion, inspired by his father, Roberto Vizcaíno, who initiated him into the art. By the age of 3, he was already enrolled in a music appreciation workshop, laying the foundation for his musical journey. At 5 and a half years old, he embarked on a transformative trip to Morelia, Mexico, where he further honed his skills under his father’s guidance.

Throughout his childhood, Robert’s prowess as a percussionist flourished, garnering attention and accolades in various concert halls and festivals. Critics marveled at his interpretation and hailed his virtuosity. Noteworthy performances include appearances at the Miguel Bernal Jiménez Morelia International Music Festival in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2013, as well as the Morelia International Film Festival in 2006. He also graced stages at the Morelia International Jazz Festival (Jazztival) in 2006, 2007, 2014, and 2015, and the African Dance and Percussion Festival in San Miguel de Allende in 2006. His talent shone brightly at venues like the DF Jazz Club “Zinco” in 2007, the Club Encrucijada Jazz de Queretaro in 2008, and alongside the Camerata Youth Orchestra of Michoacan in 2008. He further showcased his skills at the Xalapa International Jazz Festival (Jazzuv) in 2008 and the Cuernavaca International Jazz Festival in 2009.

In Robert’s burgeoning career, he has had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed national and international figures, including Roberto Vizcaíno, Gabriel Hernández, Chucho Valdés, Konkie Halmeyer, and many others. His musical journey has been enriched by performances alongside renowned artists such as Orlando Valle “Maraca,” Cesar Pedroso “Pupi,” and the Aragon Orchestra. Noteworthy engagements include appearances with Chucho Valdés at the National Auditorium of Mexico and as a guest soloist with the Michoacan Symphony Orchestra and the Iya ensemble.

In August 2010, Robert showcased his talents with the State Youth Symphony Orchestra in Zacatecas, under the direction of the esteemed Cuban director and composer, Gido López Gavilan. His international footprint expanded with performances in Chicago and Madison as part of the Cuban Percussion Program for university students. In January 2012, he made waves at the prestigious Namm Show in Los Angeles alongside his father.

Continuing his musical pursuits, Robert Jr. and his father formed the duo Vizpercussion, presenting Roberto Vizcaíno’s Method for Teaching Latin Percussion in Xalapa, Veracruz, and participating in the Cultural Fair and Festival of Alfeñique Tocula in the State of Mexico. A highlight of his career came in December 2012 when he was invited by Chucho Valdés to perform at the inaugural concert of the Jazz Plaza Festival in Havana, Cuba. Robert continues to captivate audiences worldwide with his remarkable talent and passion for percussion.

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