Emilio Martini, born in 1972, has long been considered one of the leading exponents of Cuban guitar, combining traditional Afro-Cuban sounds with a more introverted, improvisational, melodically transparent style of playing. On the road as a professional musician since 1990, Martini joined César López' Habana Ensemble in 2005, but has also played with Wynton Marsalis, David Liebman, Esperanza Spalding, Ivan Lins or Stefano Bollani. In 2013, Martini formed his successful Natural Trio, whose albums have regularly won the "Cubadisco Award", the Cuban equivalent of the "Grammy". Last year, the newly formed Martini Trio played the final concert of the renowned Jazz Plaza Festival in Havana, which can certainly be considered an accolade. In this respect, this concert is a recommendation from a competent source and at the same time represents a continuation of the cooperation with the Jazz Plaza Festival that began a few years ago. It will also be exciting to see what the Martini Trio's position is on the current tense political situation on the Caribbean island. Artists, especially musicians, enjoy some privileges there, but the song "Patria y Vida" has become the anthem of resistance and testifies to the importance of music in Cuba.
The 3G rule applies, which means that for this concert you need:
- EITHER proof of a personalised, daily negative rapid antigen test conducted by medical professionals (e.g. at a testing centre).
- OR proof of a complete vaccination (at least 14 days after the second vaccination)
- OR a convalescent certificate (not older than 6 months)
- a medical respirator to be worn during the whole event
- On-site registration via Luca app or registration form.
Due to the unpredictability of the occurrence of infections, changes at short notice are also possible. Therefore, we kindly ask you to inform yourself immediately before the event on this website about possible new regulations.