“iQba is a compelling entry among this year’s Latin Jazz releases”

- Troy Doster, All About Jazz -

“Once you hear it, you will never forget it”

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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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iQba - Jazz Meets Cuban Timba

by Carlos Averhoff Jr.


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CD Release international tour Dates Soon!


Sept. 28th (8PM) With Limelight Private Event

Sept. 27th (8PM) With Limelight Private Event 

Sept. 21th (11am) With Limelight Private Event 

Sept. 20th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Sept. 20th (10am) With Limelight Private Event

Sept. 14th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Sept. 13th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Sept. 10th (7pm)  With Armen Movsesyan Jazz Quartet, Steve WIne Bar, Denton TX

Sept. 8th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Sept. 7th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Sept. 5th (7pm)  With Raul Reyes Jazz Trio, Two Corks & Bottle, Dallas

Sept. 1st (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event, Austin TX


Aug. 31th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Aug. 30th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Aug. 24rd (8pm) With Limelight Private Event 

Aug. 23rd (8pm) With Limelight Private EventJuly 18th 

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

Aug. 17th (8pm) With Limelight Private Eveny

Aug. 16th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Aug. 15th With Raul Reyes Jazz Trio @ Two Corks And A BottleWith Limelight Private Event

Aug. 10th - 11th (Vacation Time)

Aug. 9th (6pm) Carlos Averhoff Jr. & Three Plus at Revelers Hall, Dallas TX

Aug. 3rd (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Austin TX

Aug. 2nd (8pm) With Limelight & Sambuca Club, Dallas

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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.