We hope this message finds you all in the best of health and in good spirits! We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season full of health, happiness, love and music!
2012 has been a stressful yet rewarding year. Many thanks to our fans, promoters, fellow musicians, venues, professionals and friends alike who have collaborated with and supported us this year.
In 2012, we challenged ourselves as never before, both as citizens and professionals, with a diverse set of projects and challenges. It was a year of great visions, hopes and hard work, the culmination of which finds us in a state of reflection with a desire and commitment to expand our consciousness and our horizons. We look forward to 2013 eagerly and with great ambition.
2013 is shaping up to be an exciting period for the initiation, continuation and further development of diverse and stimulating projects.
In early January, Volcan will begin recording it’s first disc. A tour will follow shortly thereafter. This powerhouse group includes Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez”, Jose Armnado Gola and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. In February, Alex Sipiagin will record an album for 5Passion, and solo releases on the 5Passion label from Yosvany Terry and Jose Armando Gola will be finished and released in the spring of 2013. Gonzalo will record an Octet disc in February as well, featuring Alex Sipiagin, Seamus Blake, Will Vinson, Pedrito Martinez, Ernesto Simpson, Matt Brewer, Gonzalo and some very special guests.
We are excited to say that Gonzalo will be joining Chucho Valdes and Michel Camilo, among others, in the filming of a documentary entitled “Playing Lecuona”.
In the mean time, Gonzalo will continue to expand his present stellar live offerings with an updated repertoire in both solo piano and trio formats as well as continued collaborations with artists and friends.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and please visit our websites frequently, as they are updated almost daily. A few recent postings from Gonzalo's blog are included below....
We wish you all the best for 2013!
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Gary Galimidi and the 5Passion family!