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New Brunswick Jazz Project - Richard Cortez Quartet

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When:

APR 18, 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 Cover Charge

Where:

Tavern on George
361 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ

More Info:

Phone: 732-640-0001
Website: nbjp.org

Richard was born in Miami and grew up in a small suburb outside of Ft. Lauderdale called Pembroke Pines. He recalls his earliest artistic influences being outside the realms of music but still having a huge impact on his style of performance.

"My influences were the radical queer pioneers of my town. Transgender folx living unapologetically, gay men who survived the AIDS epidemic in NYC and SF who found themselves in South Florida looking for reprieve and the other young queer people I met in school who were also out - we'd nod at each other in the hallway like soldiers at war just trying to survive the day. Those people and the memory of them courses through my veins every time I take the stage - I am forever reminded of the importance of representation and advocacy within performance art and music. Specifically, Jazz."