Although he was born in Brooklyn – New York, the African drums are beating in the heart of Randy Weston, the tall cultural ambassador of world music. The solidarity with the African continent is deeply felt by the pianist. Being a child of African parents, he was brought up with the thought that one day he would visit his true motherland. As a soloist, dynamic leader of various groups and as gifted composer the strongly Thelonious Monk influenced Weston has established a considerable career. He played with jazz greats such as Cannonball Adderley, Betty Carter, Eric Dolphy, Lionel Hampton and Ahmad Jamal, released several beautiful albums on the Verve label and was elected twice as Composer of the Year by DownBeat Magazine. Musically speaking he keeps on building bridges in order to merge African rhythms with American music and traditional music from Morocco and China. Apart from his performance with Bobby McFerrin, Weston will also give a separate concert with his quintet.