Split image of Ilario Ferrari in a white graphic t-shirt and black blazer, on the left leaning out from the stage with his hand outstretched very dramatically. And Omar Puente with glasses and a black shirt with a white blazer, playing a violin and smiling

Omar Puente & Ilario Ferrari

Jazz Mediterranean Meets Cuba Sat 8 Jun 2024, 7:45pm The Forge



£23. Under 25s and f/t students £21 (includes £4 booking fee)

We are glad to welcome this very special duo; internationally renowned for his masterful performances in a variety of musical styles, Cuban Jazz violin virtuoso Omar Puente and Italian pianist, singer, and composer Ilario Ferrari.

Exploring the common ground and new possibilities of afro-Cuban jazz and Mediterranean culture. From new original compositions to beloved pieces of Latin Jazz, their performance is an enchanting blend of humour, instrumental brilliance, and soulful vocals. Prepare to be transported from the vibrant rhythms of Cuba to the sun-kissed shores of Southern Italy and back again.

Cast & Creatives


It was inventive and playful, but obviously underscored by technique and deep classical training
Dave Keech
Omar Puente’s contribution to 20th and 21st century violin playing has now become legendary. His generous nature, his commitment to good music, his enjoyment of life and his respect for his colleagues are all characteristics which make him a true violin great
Nigel Kennedy

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