Drummer & Percussionist Francisco Mela joins Afro-Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés and tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano for upcoming International Tour

On October 10, 2016, Cuban drummer Francisco Mela will join a visionary ensemble representing the first-ever collaboration between legendary Afro-Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés and acclaimed tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano. The group, which includes Chucho Valdés (piano), Joe Lovano (saxophone), Gaston Joya (bass), Francisco Mela (drums) and Yaroldi Abreu Robles (percussion), will tour throughout Europe before returning to North America for several performances within the United States and Canada.