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Published on Feb 13, 2017
The Knox Winter Jazz Series brings global artists to Knox who represent diverse cultural perspectives. The program is a part of the Knox Jazz Year, which includes the Jerome Mirza Residency in the Fall, and the Rootabaga Jazz Festival in the spring. This year's Winter Jazz Series is sponsored by the Galesburg Community Foundation, Stellyes Center for Global Studies, Knox College Cultural Events, and the Music, Modern Languages, Latin American Studies, and Anthropology and Sociology departments.
Formell is a member of one of Cuba's most prominent musical families. His grandfather, Francisco Formell, was the arranger for Ernesto Lucuona's Cuban Boys, and his father, Juan Formell, was the leader of Los Van Van, a group instrumental in the formation of the post-revolution Cuban sound.