The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation
Martin Bejerano Trio
Live at the Bacardi Headquarters
World Premiere “Bacardi Choice” composition
“Fantasia de Tres Mundos for 2 Pianos” (2014)
Jazz Improvisation by Composer
We were invited to a private jazz concert at the Bacardi world headquarters building in Coral Gables, Florida to hear a preview of a music piece Bacardi commissioned for the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation. Although the world premiere for this two piano piece is being performed next Saturday by the international two piano duo Stephanie Ho, a Taiwanese native, and Saar Ahuvia from Israel, composer Martin Bejerano adapted it for his jazz trio for this special improvisational preview.
I happened to catch it on my Samsung Note 3 smartphone which did a pretty good job.
The Bacardi Choice commission, Fantasía de Tres Mundos for 2 pianos, draws on Miami-born Martin Bejerano’s heritage of three worlds: American jazz, the European classical tradition he was trained in, and the Afro-Cuban heritage of his roots. A graduate of the New World School of Music, Florida State University and the University of Miami, where today he heads the jazz piano program at UM, he also has a very active performance career.
“The Bacardi Choice commission reflects the Bacardi commitment to creativity in music – in our being part of a celebration of life, our core philosophy about supporting the arts, and our passion for helping Miami culture flourish,” says Robert Furniss-Roe, Regional President of Bacardi North America. We are delighted about this new relationship