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2016 Gilmore Festival: Elio Villafranca Trio

at Kalamazoo Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo MI

May 09 2016
2016 Gilmore Festival: Elio Villafranca Trio

Pianist and composer Elio Villafranca was born in the Pinar del Río province of Western Cuba and classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituo Superior de Artein Havana. Since his arrival in the U.S. in late 1995, he has made an increasingly noteworthy career in the jazz and Latin jazz scenes on both the East and West Coasts. He opens the 2016 Noon Series with his jazz trio, including Peter Savlov on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums.


$12 general admission ($6 students)


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Additional time info:

Monday’s performance takes place at the Civic Auditorium in Kalamazoo. The Tuesday performance will be held at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Kalamazoo Civic Auditorium

329 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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The Auditorium parking lot is located at the corner of Park and Lovell Streets with access from each street. Parking spaces in this lot are reserved Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 6:00pm. Free parking is available in this lot after 6:00pm and on the weekends. On-street parking is available in the area immediately surrounding the Auditorium.

The ACGK Office is open M-F, 9 am to 5 pm. Masks are required for in-person visits and social distancing measures are in effect. Virtual meetings are also available.

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