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Latin Jazz Express 'The Music of the Masters

Aug 14 | Wed | 8PM |
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This evening is devoted to the works of the Masters of Latin Jazz, such as: Tito Puente, sometimes called the "King of Latin Jazz" or simply "El Rey" ("The King"), who made an indelible mark on Latin and popular culture. In addition to recording more than 100 albums, garnering Grammy nominations and Awards, and creating more than 200 compositions, Puente was and continues to be a highly revered musical legend in Latin music and jazz circles. Band leader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. - Eddie Palmieri has skillfully fused the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Featuring: A line-up of seasoned pros performing their interpretations of the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Latino NYC. What a Line-Up! : Ken Gioffree;Saxophones (Blood Sweat & Tears) Marshall Gilkes; Trombone(Maria Schneider) Pito Castillo;Congas(Charansalsa) Tomas Martin Lopez;Timbales(bongotomsmusic) Ron Figueroa;Bass(Cuboricua) James Ratner;Piano,Arranger(Los Tainos) Larry Moses;Trumpet,Arranger(Eddie Palmieri)

Venue: The Falcon

1348 Rte 9W, Map