Cuban pianist extraordinaire Aldo López-Gavilán brings his fiery, creative approach to jazz to the Stanford Jazz Festival, in a performance that will electrify you, on Tuesday July 23 at Stanford University. Tickets on sale April 18; April 4 if you’re an SJW member.
Electrifying Cuban creativity, style, and virtuosity

Aldo López-Gavilán

Tuesday, July 23

7:30 p.m.

Campbell Recital Hall

SJW Members: $54 | Child (17 and under) & Student (w/ valid student ID card) $12

Non-members: $62 | Child (17 and under) & Student (w/ valid student ID card) $20

Ticket prices include all fees; what you see is what you pay.

Programs, personnel, venues, and pricing subject to change without notice.

This performance sponsored by the Swig Foundation.


Aldo López-Gavilán, piano

Additional personnel TBA

About Aldo López-Gavilán

“Dazzling technique and rhythmic fire. . . . ”—The Seattle Times 

“A formidable virtuoso. . . .”—The Times (London)

Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán is a genius with exceedingly rare talent and international success in both the classical and jazz worlds as a recitalist, concerto soloist, composer, and performer of his own electrifying jazz. Legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés says that Aldo is “simply a genius, a star.” First coming to the attention of the SJW community in Los Hermanos / The Brothers, a film documenting his musical reunion with his brother, Ilmar, a virtuoso violinist, Aldo has an unbridled approach to composition and improvisation, and a seemingly limitless technique at his command. Accompanied by a band of brilliant SJW artists in this intimate setting, Aldo will showcase his awe-inspiring and achingly beautiful compositions which defy categorization, but which express the totality of his multi-cultural experience and musical vision.

sight & sound