"Music of the Americas and the World" Performed by Gil, Cartas & Tuey


"Music of the Americas and the World" Performed by Gil, Cartas & Tuey
The musical trio Gil, Cartas & Tuey will perform “Music of Americas and the World” on April 27 at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.

The musical trio Gil, Cartas & Tuey will be performing “Music of Americas and the World” at Cal Poly Pomona's Music Recital Hall on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. Their music is a soulful mix of flamenco, Cuban son, tango, bluegrass, bossa nova, Mexican folk, gypsy jazz, blues and classical.

The band, composed of guitarist Gil Gutierrez, violinist Pedro Cartas, and vocalist/banjo player Tuey Connell, began at an Irish pub in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Each individual member brings his own unique flavor and background to the group. Gutierrez, born in Mexico, is a veteran guitarist who has accompanied many of the most famous Latin American pop stars.  Born in Cuba, Cartas has an extensive background with performance groups.  He was first chair violinist with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra for eight years before he became Concertmaster at age 23.  He has also been part of the Mexican Philharmonic Orchestra and the Guanajuato Symphony.  Born in New York City, Connell has performed and/or recorded with renowned musicians such as Taj Mahal, Vassar Clements, Arturo Sandoval, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and others.  His seventh CD, “Im Going Home,” is expected to be released in Spring 2006.

Tickets are $7.  For more information, contact Teresa Kelly at (909) 869-3554.