Sunday, September 30, 2007


Gato Barbieri will headline a show on October 14th at New York’s famed S.O.B.’s. Barbieri will be celebrating his 75th birthday, along with S.O.B’s 25th Anniversary. The performance will be a spirited one, as Gato and his fans eagerly await the 2008 release of Intimate Portrait: Gato Barbieri, the first comprehensive compilation of his work, who’s release has been delayed until now due to conflicting record companies owning the recordings. Over the years, Barbieri has collaborated with American contemporaries Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Mann, and Dizzy Gillespie and Brazilian bossa innovator Joao Gilberto. In 2003, his most recent and 50th album, Shadow Of The Cat, won Billboard’s prestigious Latin Jazz Album of the Year in 2003 and since, he has headlined the Ozawa Concert Hall at the Boston symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Jazz Festival, which was broadcast over eight National Public Radio stations, and The Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Long Island University’s WLIU. A mainstay at S.O.B.s for many years, the October 14 performance will be his first in New York in over a year.

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