Friday, October 2


“This is a special opportunity to express my grandmother’s Haitian heritage with people who speak the same language.” —Yosvany Terry

With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, CubanAmerican saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from the African Diaspora in the United States and former French colonies in the Americas. Named Ancestral Memories, the project captures the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the Caribbean, New Orleans and French Louisiana, re-imagined through 21st century aesthetics and a jazz sensibility. The Ancestral Memories Quartet features the extraordinary rhythm section of Terry’s brother, bassist Yunior Terry, and powerhouse drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts.