Grove to the rhythm of the beat alongside the boisterous yet mellow sounds of world-famous percussionist Arturo Stable.
Celebrate Philly’s finest jazz musicians the second Sunday of each month at Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest. Enjoy free performances afternoons through twilight all summer long.
About Arturo Stable:
Stable was born in Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of the island nation's most important center of culture and home of such elemental music styles as the Guajira and Son. Nurtured in a family deeply involved in the performing and visual arts and encouraged by his father Arturo Sr., a musician and a painter, it's not surprising that the youngster began his formal study of music at the age of four, taking piano and theory lessons. When the family moved to Havana and continued his music education. He earned his first degree, in percussion, at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, the same esteemed institution that has over the decades groomed the talents of countless other celebrated Cuban musicians, among them pianists Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Hilario Durán and saxophonist Yosvany Terry.
In 1993, Stable relocated to Puebla, Mexico, a bustling metropolis south of Mexico City. While there he polished his skills as a percussionist working as a sideman, performing everything from Latin jazz to rock and traditional Latin styles. He also began here his career as an educator, teaching classical and Afro- Cuban percussion at the Puebla State University (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla). At the same time, Stable continued his quest of knowledge, pursuing a postgraduate degree in music education from the Puebla State Development University. His rapidly expanding talents did not go unnoticed. In 2001, Stable received a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production and cultivated friendships with many of the musicians who accompany him on his solo artist career. Arturo also holds a Master Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Stable was part of the 2013 Grammy Award Winning Album "Money Jungle" (Best Jazz Album) by drummer extraordinaire Terri Lyne Carrington. He has gained invaluable experience performing or recording with such illustrious leaders as Esperanza Spalding, Paquito D' Rivera, Miguel Zenon, Dave Samuels, Jane Bunnett, David Sanchez, Victor Mendoza, Lionel Loueke, Lincoln Goines, Giovanni Hidalgo, as well as with the Caribbean Jazz Project and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.
Free and open to the public.
Dogs on leashes welcome.