Juan-Carlos Formell & Johnny’s Dream Club


Late ’40s Havana meets the cradle of jazz on Johnny’s Dream Club, Juan-Carlos Formell’s dreamy and rhapsodic, yet subtly sizzling, new album. Rooted in the balladic “Feeling” sound that haunted bohemian Havana, and charting real and imaginary connections between Cuba and New Orleans, the brilliant guitarist conjures romantic fantasies involving a flood, ill-fated sea voyages, and countless shades of the Caribbean blues. Clarinetist Dr. Michael White joins Formell’s sublime quintet.

Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2009