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Jazzy Sounds of Omar Sosa + Paolo Fresu on SOPAC Stage 2/1


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Six-time Grammy-nominated Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa and celebrated Italian trumpet and flugelhorn player Paolo Fresu will bring their unique blend of jazz styles to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 1.

5000 miles and the Atlantic Ocean separate Sardinia and Cuba, birth places of Paolo Fresu and Omar Sosa. Yet these two improvisers and genius composers found a way to eliminate the distance to form an unusual duo. Their latest album Alma celebrates this new collaboration.

On Alma, the compositions are all written by Omar Sosa and Paolo Fresu, except for "Under African Skies", a version of the popular track from Paul Simon's Graceland. Sosa first invited Fresu to join his band as a guest for a concert at NDR in Hamburg in 2007 and they toured together in Italy in July 2009. The special musical chemistry they discovered inspired them to plan a duo recording.

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The music on Alma is generally melodic and medium-paced, except for a fiery version of Omar's composition "Angustia." Fresu's flugelhorn work is sweet and warm and the rich and playful musical connection between Fresu and Sosa is evident throughout the recording.

FRI 2/1 @ 8:00PM - OMAR SOSA + PAOLO FRESU     

Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079

Tickets: $25-$35.  To purchase, call 973.313.ARTS or visit


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