Lunchtime Recital Series, May 13th

Phoenix Rising is a five-piece group comprising flute, piano, congas, drums and bass that plays Latin jazz, featuring Andrea Brachfeld the First Lady of Latin Flute.

A graduate of the High School of Music and Art (where she received the Louis Armstrong Award for Outstanding Student) and the Manhattan School of Music, over the past 20 years Andrea Brachfeld has record more than a dozen CDs with Africando, Noel Pointer and Timbalaye, to name a few.

Her breakthrough performance as the flutist for the popular Latin band, Charanga ’76, catapulted her into salsa history and fame as the first female flutist to play this music in the United States. Ms. Brachfeld’s studies with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath and Mike Longo helped her develop her own style as one of the finest jazz flutist around.

Twice a recipient of the Latin New York Music Award as a flutist and recently awarded the Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award from Latin Jazz, she has performed with Dave Valentín, Nestor Torres, and Ray Barretto, among others. In Venezuela, she opened for Chick Corea and Paco de Lucia.

Recital begins at 12:15

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