Ann Gilman

Ann Gilman

Composer and pianist Miguel Romero and his 5 piece ensemble perform original "Cuban Jazz Funk" at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, March 9, 2002,at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road.

Born in Cuba, Romero comes from a long line of musicians who played at the Club Tropicana in Havana. Romero is a 21st century jazz composer and a pioneer of Nu Cuban. Romero has built a very tight group that can …


Expressions of Jazz

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Miguel Romero began expressing himself through music as far back as he can remember,on the most basic of instruments. When I was little I would walk around banging on pots and pans," laughs the Cuban-born Atlanta resident. "I grew up with music, my father was a musician and my uncle still makes music today." Romero and his family came from Cuba in 1976. After a short stint in Miami, they moved to Washington Heights in New York City. Romero says that his neighborhood contributed a great deal to h …