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Holiday Jazz & Latin Jazz Parranda with Papo Vázquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours

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Papo Vázquez Holiday Parranda

(Bronx, NY) The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents the acclaimed trombonist and bandleader Papo Vázquez in concert, celebrating “Holiday Jazz & Latin Jazz Parranda” with the Mighty Pirates Troubadours and Guest Artists Camille Thurman and Héctor Mercado on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in the Repertory Theater of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

Grammy Award-nominee and NEA Master Artist Papo Vázquez knows that everyone loves their holiday traditions. In “Holiday Jazz & Latin Jazz Parranda” he celebrates and keeps those traditions alive with his band Mighty Pirates Troubadours. Parranda is traditional Christmas music from the Caribbean and Latin America, including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Trinidad and the coastal areas of Venezuela. In addition to performing Parranda music, Papo Vázquez will celebrate traditional Jazz and Latin Jazz-influenced holiday songs. The acclaimed vocalist and saxophonist Camille Thurman joins him in the festivities with her impeccable vocal virtuosity and captivating artistry. Héctor Mercado brings his Puerto Rican cuatro (a 5 double-stringed guitar) to ramp up the parranda celebration. The concert will be a holiday celebration of inclusivity and cultural togetherness, featuring your favorite holiday songs, new arrangements, new songs and more. For Families and For All Ages.

The Mighty Pirates Troubadours are: Papo Vázquez – Trombone, Leader; José Mangual – Vocals, Percussion; Iván Renta – Sax; Rick Germanson – Piano; Ariel Robles – Bass; Alvester Garnett – Drums; Reinaldo De Jésus – Percussion; José Claussell – Percussion.

In Person Tickets are $15 Regular, $10 for Seniors, and $5 for Students & Under 18. Purchase Tickets at the Hostos Box Office at (718) 518-4455 or online at www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts. Box Office window hours are Mon – Fr, 1pm to 4 pm and two (2) hours before showtime. Hostos Community College can be reached by the IRT Trains 2, 4, 5 and the Bronx buses Bx1, Bx2, Bx19 to 149th Street and Grand Concourse.

Holiday Jazz & Latin Jazz Parranda with Papo Vázquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours
Holiday Jazz & Latin Jazz Parranda with Papo Vázquez and the Mighty Pirates Troubadours

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