Dexter Story performs drum set with Olivier Gatto’s Afro-Boriken Jazz Ensemble featuring Tito Matos live at L’Entrepot on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Commentary: It was my honor to perform with an old friend Olivier Gatto and his wife Shekina in early February in the South of France. The two of them arranged compositions in the Puerto Rican bomba and plena styles and featured master drummer Tito Matos with the ensemble. We performed for young kids in a matinee and then did a huge sold-out show on Saturday night to culminate the week. I learned so much about this African-derived art form and am grateful to the Gatto family, Mr. Matos and also to L’Entrepot for taking care of us. I look forward to performing again with the ensemble again soon.