KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present the Hilario Bell Quartet 7/14/11

Thursday, July 14, at 9 PM.
The Van Dyke
846 Lincoln Road
South Beach

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present the Hilario Bell Quartet premiering his new CD “Neshamah”. For more information, call 305-534-3600 or visit thevandykecafe.com.

Born in Santiago de Cuba. Hilario Bell received his first musical education at the Vocational Art School “Jose Maria Heredia”. Later he entered the Professional Conservatory of Music “Esteban Salas”. In 1995 he served as the musical director of “Muralla”. Once graduated in 1997 he reached the dream of every musician, to share the stage with top bands and orchestras playing timba, jazz and fusion.

He worked as a professor of music at the conservatory of music, and in 1998 became part of the group “Habana Ensemble”. He traveled to Mexico in 1999 playing with Compay Segundo; during that time he started his own musical production “HILARIO BELL & CYMBALS”. He also performed with Ricardo Montaner, Osmany Paredes, Dave Valentin, Amauri Gutierrez, Jane Munet, Don Grusin, Fran Quintero, Guaco and others.

He now resides in Miami, where he has recorded and shared stage with great figures like Paquito de Rivera, Giovanni Hidalgo, James Galway, Joshua Bell, Cachao, Luis Enrique, Willi Chirino, Lucresia, Ricardo Rodríguez, E.B.S. Band, Bobi Carcasés, Roberto Carcasés, Armando Manzanero, Pancho Céspedes, Juanito Márquez, German Piferrer, and Candido Camero among others.

With the group “Tiempo Libre” he also received a GRAMMY nomination for “Bach in Havana”. He has released one CD “Live at E.B.S. Jazz Café”, and his latest, “Neshamah”, will soon be released in July of 2011.

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