Manhattan Island Serenade: Gonzalo Rubalcaba Reconnects with the Colleagues and the City That Helped Him Realize His Dream

Gonzalo Rubalcaba first glimpsed the New York skyline in 1993, when he was granted permission to travel from his native Cuba to attend a memorial service for Dizzy Gillespie. Ironically, Gillespie had been angling to bring the young pianist to the U.S. to tour with him, but had been repeatedly denied the proper permits. A

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