(Bronx, NY) Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents Josean Jacobo on Friday June 25, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube. The event will feature an exclusive premiere performance – recorded in Santo Domingo, the Capital of the Dominican Republic – in a Jazz performance infused with the sounds and rhythms of his Dominican heritage. Following the 45-minute performance, Josean Jacobo will appear in a Live Conversation with Michael Ambrosino, producer and host of Currents, Dialectics & Dialogs at 33third.org
FREE ONLINE EVENT ON ZOOM, FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE
Friday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. (New York Time)
Josean Jacobo is one of the most important jazz musicians in the Dominican Republic. He is a pianist, composer and arranger. In his debut album “Setting Things in Order”, Josean Jacobo and his group blend Latin and Afro-Dominican Fusions (rhythms such as Merengue, Pambiche, Palos, Gaga, Sarandunga, Machacó), with other sounds within the jazz avant-garde. Committed to the music of the Dominican Republic, Josean Jacobo is successfully coloring jazz with his culture. Hailed as the Ambassador of Afro-Dominican Jazz, Josean Jacobo is proud to introduce audiences to his collection of enriched and innovative music that greatly contribute to the universal language of jazz.
About the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
An integral part of Hostos Community College / CUNY since 1982, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture includes two state-of- the-art theaters of 900 and 367 seats each, a black box experimental theater, and a museum-grade art gallery. The Center is a resource for students and faculty in addition to serving the cultural needs of South Bronx residents and neighboring communities. Recognized nationally as a leader in Latin and African-based programming, the performing and visual arts forums celebrate and cultivate the diverse cultural heritages of the Hostos Center’s audiences. Nearly 60,000 partake in the programs each year. The Center is dedicated to the development of emerging artists and the creation of new work.