As one of the most important figures to emerge in the '90s, Rubalcaba is a versatile pianist able to blend Cuban and American jazz traditions into a fresh, modern whole. Born into a musical family in Havana, Rubalcaba began studying classical piano in 1971 at age eight, honing his technique for the next 12 years while playing around Havana by night. By the time he arrived on the international jazz stage in the late '80s he was widely considered one of the great virtuosos of the music.
SOLOS offers viewers front row seats for an intimate and unique jazz experience. Each program features complete musical pieces, insightful interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. Shot in stunning HDTV, 2008. Directed by Daniel K. Berman