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iQba's brief description. 

This project has a fresh, energetic and groovy sound. It melts music elements from modern Jazz with the groove of Afro Cuban rhythms and Timba, a modern Cuban dance genre which was born during 1990's. 

The name iQba (iQ-Cuba), was inspired on the economic crisis in Cuba in the 1990's. At that time, Cuban music evolved in response to the social anxiety and hardships in the island. Timba is a dance genre that gave voice to a historical moment in Cuba. The tittle  iQba (iQ-Cuba), makes reference to those years in the island and speaks to the innate intellectual capacity of the Cuban people to reinvent themselves with creativity and by using unlikely resources. iQba is a musical representation of the years of Carlos' youth listening to Timba music in a neighborhood influenced by the Yoruba religion, and from his learning experiences as a band member of Cuban Timba bands, performing the night away in front of large, dancing crowds.  

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by Carlos Averhoff Jr
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DATES

SEpt.  11th - iQBa CD Release COncert - Opening Season of JazzStand on Abram 2018-'19, Dallas TX. 

Nov. (updating…)

Nov. 30 (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Nov. 25th (11am) Averhoff Jr. & Stefan Karlsson Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

Nov. 24th (TBD) Private Event, Dallas TX

Nov. 23rd (10.30PM) Averhoff Jr. & The Trane Project (Tribute to John Coltrane)

at Twilite Lounge Dallas TX (Davy Mooney - Guitar, Matt Young - Drums, Steve Heffner - Bass)

Nov. 21st (9pm) With Limelight 3rd Street, Dallas TX

Nov. 18th (11am) Averhoff Jr. & John Adams Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

Nov. 17th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Nov. 16th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Nov. 14 - 16th (8pm) Miami, FL

Nov. 10th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Nov. 9th (9pm) With Limelight Marty B’s, Dallas TX

Nov. 3rd (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Nov. 2nd (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

OCt.

Oct. 28th (11am) Averhoff Jr. & Stefan Karlsson Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

Oct. 27th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Oct. 26th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Oct. 21th (11am) Averhoff Jr. & John Adams Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

Oct. 20th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Lakeway TX

Oct. 19th (9pm) With Limelight 3rd Street Club, Fort Worth TX

Oct. 18th (8pm) Averhoff Jr. & Iresi Project @ Dan's Silver Leaf, Denton TX (with Ed Soph - Drums Davy Mooney - Guitar & Raul Reyes - Bass)

Oct. 13th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Oct. 12th (9pm) With Limelight Z Grill Flowermound TX

Oct. 6th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Clarksville TX

Oct. 5th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Austin TX

Sept.

Sept. 29th (8pm) With Limelight Private event

Sept. 28th (9pm) With Limelight @ Bronson Rock Bar, Keller TX

Sept. 28th (11am) With Limelight @ Bronson Rock Bar, Keller TX

Sept. 25th (8pm) With Limelight Private event

Sept. 22nd (8pm) With Limelight Private event

Sept. 21st (8pm) With Limelight Private event

Sept. 20th (8pm) With Limelight Private event (TBD)

Sept. 16th (11am) Averhoff Jr. & John Adams Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

Sept. 15th (8pm) With Limelight Private event

Sept. 14th (9pm) With Limelight @ 3rd Street Bar & Grill, Fort Worth, TX

Sept. 13th (8PM) Averhoff Jr. & AfroCuban Quartet @ The Latin Pig, The Colony, TX

Sept. 12th (11am) Averhoff Jr. Solo Sax private event, Dallas, TX

Sept. 11th (7pm) iQba CD Release Concert @ Jazz Stand on Abrams, Dallas, TX

Sept. 9th  (5pm) With Limelight private event, Fort Worth, TX

Sept. 8th  (8PM) Averhoff Jr. & AfroCuban Quartet @ Stoney's Lounge, Dallas, TX

Sept. 7th  (9pm) With Limelight The Oasis Club, Grand Prairie, TX

Sept. 6th  (8pm) Averhoff Jr. & Iresi Project @ Dan's Silver Leaf, Denton TX

Sept. 1st  (9pm) With Limelight Private event 

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Bio

Carlos Averhoff Jr is a Latin Grammy nominated Cuban tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer and educator. All About Jazz names Carlos "a dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone” and Latin Jazz Network portrays his playing as “quite extraordinarily expressive and beautiful,” further adding, “Carlos Averhoff Jr is a musician who is renowned as a virtuoso soloist.”

Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos first encounter with music was through his mother’s womb by the hands of his father, legendary saxophonist and member of Chucho Valdes’s Irakere, Carlos Averhoff. Classically trained in Cuba’s top music schools Manuel Saumel Conservatory of Music, Amadeo Roldan School of Music and Havana’s Superior Institute of Art, Carlos continued his education in the United States earning Suma cum Laude Honors at Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree with Honors from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music.