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Rounding out the incredible lineup of the 2022 Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series will be Grammy nominee Ariacne Trujillo Duran on September 17. Born in Havana, Cuba, she began her career as a child prodigy. Blessed with perfect pitch, she’s had an extensive career as a concert pianist, vocalist and composer. At age 14, Ariacne was chosen to perform with Matanzas and Santiago de Cuba’s symphonic orchestra. While working as a lead singer and pianist at the legendary Cabaret Tropicana, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in music piano performance from Cuba’s hyper-competitive ISA Conservatory. In 2002 she arrived in New York City after winning a residency fellowship in musical composition at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was the lead vocalist and pianist with The Pedrito Martínez Group for more than five years, performing in many of the most important jazz festivals around the world, including the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Daegu International Jazz Festival and San Francisco Jazz Festival.
Warming up the audience for a night of authentic Cuban music is Raul y su ClaveAché. The group was created by Raul Cisneros, a renowned British-Cuban percussionist, producer, and composer with more than 20 years of performance experience. ClaveAché aims to represent, preserve and promote the essence of Cuban music.