Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble Fall concert

Date: 12-07-2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: Gonzaga Auditorium

  • Fairfield University Fall Jazz Ensemble Concert

With Special Guest- Nelson Bello, congas


Directed by Brian Torff

Thursday, December 7th, 2023 7:30pm.

Gonzaga Auditorium, Fairfield University

$5.00 at the door

Gonzaga Auditorium, Fairfield University

Nelson Bello, a well-known Connecticut-based percussionist and Hartford native, began his musical studies at the Hartford Conservatory Jazz Summer Program at age 13 and the Performing Arts Academy in Hartford Connecticut. At 15, he traveled to Cuba for the International Jazz Festival (with Latin Flavor, now better known as INSIGHT) and invited guest Pianist Chucho Valdez. 

  • Nelson is co-founder of the Latin Jazz band TROMBEATZ, which is working on their first recording titled “A Caribbean Thing." Over the years, Nelson performed with Andy Gonzalez, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Tony Vega, Charles Flores, Zaccai and Luques Curtis, among others.

For more information, contact Brian Torff / ext2458 / btorff@fairfield.edu