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Ignacio Berroa

October 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$40 - $85

Ignacio Berroa

Gateway Theater 738 Bay Ave, Somers Point

Get Your Tickets Today: All Event Ticket $100 $85 | Friday Ticket $50 $40


“… the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro Cuban music as well as Jazz…” — Dizzy Gillespie


The evening’s performance will feature music from Grammy winner Ignacio Berroa’s new CD,
“Straight Ahead From Havana”.

ignacio Berroa

One of the greatest drummers of our times, Ignacio Berroa was included in the 2011 Mp3 compilation entitled “Jazz Drumming Legends” which features some of the most renowned drummers in Jazz history.

Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1953.Ignacio originally studied violin.

His passion for Jazz began after hearing Nat King Cole trio and The Gleen Miller orchestra with Gene Krupa on drums.

He started drum lessons in1964 and by 1975 Ignacio had become Cuba’s most sought after drummer.

In 1980 he left his country during the Mariel boatlift and settled in New York City,

In 1982, Dizzy Gillespie invited Ignacio to join his quartet.  Ignacio was also the drummer in all the important bands Gillespie assembled until his death in 1993.

Ignacio has also performed and recorded with Jazz Legends, such as: McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Jackie McLean, Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Tito Puente, to name a few.


For more information about Ignacio Berroa, visit www.Ignacioberroa.com.



October 13, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$40 - $85
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Gateway Theater
738 Bay Ave
Somers Point, NJ 08244 United States
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(609) 653-0553