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WRTI's NPR Live Sessions Video of the Week: Jazz Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez Plays "Smiling"

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Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist Dayramir Gonzalez serves as a bridge connecting and continuing the Afro-Cuban music tradition. The son of jazz trumpeter Fabian Gonzalez, Dayramir was steeped in music early. By age 16, he began playing professionally and has developed into an international composer, bandleader, and jazz pianist.

Watch Dayramir Gonzalez play "Smiling"  with bassist Dean Torrey and drummer Jaun Chiavassa.

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