KCC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS NEGRONI'S TRIO, WITH SPECIAL GUEST BOB FRANCESCHINI IN THE RELEASE OF THEIR LATEST CD, “ON THE WAY”

October 8 at Zinc Bar, NY

Hailing from Puerto Rico, accomplished pianist and composer Jose Negroni has garnered recognition in the world of Jazz. A disciple of the legendary multi-instrumentalist salsa and Latin Jazz great, Papo Lucca, Negroni’s career spans over 16 years as a teacher in his island’s Music Conservatory. Negroni’s Trio consists of his son Nomar Negroni, a gifted and powerful drummer, and alternating guest bass players including John Benítez, Marco Panascia, Michael Bordelon and Jonathan Estes, among others. "On the Way", to be released tonight, is their sixth CD; their fifth, "Just Three" was a Grammy nominee for Best Latin Jazz CD.

Bob Franceschini is an American jazz saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger. He has appeared on more than eighty albums of other recording artists, including those of Mike Stern, Paul Simon, and Willie Colón. In addition to composing and arranging Jazz and Latin Jazz, Franceschini has performed as a touring and recording sideman with Mike Stern,Paul Simon, Celine Dion, Tito Puente, BeBe Winans, Ricky Martin, Lionel Richie, Eddie Palmieri, and many others. In 2001 Franceschini performed on Mike Stern's Grammy-Nominated album “Voices.”

Zinc Bar is located at 82 West Third Street in New York's Greenwich Village. Cover is $15 ($10 at the bar). For more information contact KCC Productions at 305-332-2623 or Zinc Bar at 212-477-ZINC, or visit zincbar.com.

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