Carlos Averhoff Jr. Cuban Saxophonist
Averhoff Jr. is a tenor saxophonist and band leader of iQba – Afro-Cuban Jazz – project and Iresi – Contemporary Cuban Jazz Project -.
He is a former educator at Berklee College of Music and The New england Conservatory. Latin Grammy nominated for the album Buena Vista Presents Omara Portuondo, 2001.
His repertoire brings a unique blend of a new hybrid sound of modern Jazz influenced by Cuban and African rhythms.
He has performed and collaborated with Jazz legends such as: Louis Hayes, Jimmy Cobb, Bob Moses; the percussionist Horacio El Negro Hernandez, the pianists Jason Moran and Chucho Valdes (Irakere); saxophonists like Dave Liebman, Bill Pierce, Greg Osby, and other icons of the Jazz genre such as Sammy Figueroa, Roberto Fonseca and Paquito D’Rivera.