Negroni's Trio is the product of Jose Negroni, a Puerto Rican pianist who has accompanied several leading Latin pop stars, including Chayanne and Jose Luis Rodriguez, and has served as creative manager for Sony Music Latin. On his trio's major label debut, Piano/Bass/Drums, he plays melodies in a contemporary style, riffing over rhythm tracks provided by his son, drummer Nomar, and bassist Jaime Rivera, and offering imaginative reinterpretations of standards such as Gershwin's "Summertime." It's a smart, lively, and graceful jazz disc that the trio will be celebrating with a CD release party at the Van Dyke Cafe.
performs at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, at Van Dyke Cafe, 846 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach. Admission is free. Call 305-534-3600.