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May 24 | Set Times: 8:00 PM

Cover: $30.00 | Doors: 7:30 PM
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Despite the fact that he spent the entirety of 2008 and 2009 on a non-stop tour, Bona released “The Ten Shades of Blues”, which illustrates his experience with different shades of the blues that he interacted with during his tours throughout locations such as the Sahel, Brazil, India, United States and Cameroon. Shortly after, Bona was honored by the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal with the Antonio Carlos Jobim Award; as one of seven recipients, he is distinguished as an artist in the field of world music whose influence on the evolution of jazz is widely recognized. He also received the prestigious SACEM Jazz Award (Grand Prix Jazz SACEM) in 2012 for the Jazz Grand Prize. Additionally, his certified Gold 2013 album, Bonafied, demonstrates a fusion of cultures in which he is continuously developing into a new album that will be toured internationally. With numerous awards, performances, and years of expertise, Bona has become one of the most accomplished and sought-after musicians of this generation. As he continues to redefine his sound, Richard has released his Afro-Cuban project Mandekan Cubano on June 2016 with his new album “Heritage”.

“Intricate flights of solo brilliance…Spellbinding.” – The AGE

“Richard Bona is running his smile, his tranquility, and his musical elegance all over the world.” – L’EXPRESS

“Imagine an artist with Jaco Pastorious’s virtuosity, George Benson’s vocal fluidity, Joao Gilberto’s sense of song and harmony, all mixed up with African culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Richard Bona!” – Los Angeles Times


Richard Bona – bass , vocals / Cameroon – USA

Eli Menesez- Guitar – BRAZIL
Ludwig Afonso – drums / Cuba – USA
Rey Alejandre – trombone / Mexico
Dennis Hernandez – trumpet / Spain
Osmany Paredes – piano / Cuba – USA
Roberto Quintero – percussion / Cuba – USA


Club Bonafide
212 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022