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Fran Vielma Venezuelan Jazz Collective with Jeremy Bosch at Dizzy’s

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Fran Vielma and his all-star Venezuelan Jazz Collective present new original works and a tribute to the Venezuelan Song Book featuring Special Guest Jeremy Bosch on vocals.

Live Performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s intimate jazz lounge, Dizzy’s Club in New York City

May 23, 2022 – 7:30 PM ET and 9:30 PM ET – TICKETS $35 – Student tickets available for $20

Hailing from the Venezuelan Andes, Fran Vielma is a critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning percussionist, composer, and educator. His continuous research on the rhythms of America, and beyond, converges in his works combining concert music and the freedom of jazz. The Venezuelan Jazz Collective’ is an innovative jazz ensemble composed of an outstanding cast of world-class musicians based in the United States. Their awareness of the jazz tradition and an upbringing surrounded by Caribbean, South American, and world music allows these performers to go from one idiom to the other with masterful spontaneity and musicianship.

Vielma was recently awarded the Chamber Music America – New Jazz Works commission and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2022 Fellowship.

Performance Lineup

Fran Vielma, percussion, compositions, and arrangements
Alex Norris, trumpet
Erena Terakubo, alto saxophone
Marshall Gilkes, trombone
Santiago Bosch, piano & keyboard
Tiago Michelin, drums
Gabriel Vivas, bass
Jeremy Bosch, vocals

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Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall

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Dizzy, Chano and Chico — The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall

[New York] – The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance & The Town Hall Present: Dizzy, Chano and Chico — The Original Influencers — 75 Years Later at Town Hall. A celebration of the monumental moments when jazz met the rhythms of Cuba and changed the face of modern music forever. In 1947, legends Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo composed “Manteca” — one of the earliest foundational compositions of Afro-Cuban jazz and among Gillespie’s most famous recordings. In December ’47, Dizzy and Chano performed it live at the famed Town Hall in New York City. Consecutively, composer Chico O’Farrill’s masterpiece “Afro Cuban Jazz Suite” brought together bandleader Machito with O’Farrill and Charlie Parker, among others. O’Farrill’s work to meld modern jazz with Cuban big band continued with his collaboration with Dizzy on “The Manteca Suite.” ALJA and Town Hall celebrate Dizzy, Chano and Chico for their groundbreaking introduction of Latin music influences in jazz.

Dizzy, Chano and Chico - The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall
Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall

On January 14, 2023 at Town Hall, the continuum pushes forward 75 years later with the next generation of performers keeping Afro Cuban/Afro Latin jazz alive and well. Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill and his 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra revisit the acclaimed compositions “Manteca,” “The Manteca Suite,” and  “Afro Cuban Jazz Suite” as well as new compositions, arrangements and recent works with some of today’s most distinguished Latin jazz artists. Featured guests include “Superstar of Afro Cuban Percussion” Pedrito Martinez, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison, Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena, trumpeter Jon Faddis, as well as emerging talents trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, percussionist Jacquelene Acevedo, and singer/composer Melvis Santa.

This event is part of the on-going centennial celebrations of both Chico O’Farrill and the Town Hall.

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers – 75 Years Later at Town Hall

Featuring: Pedrito Martinez, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jon Faddis, Daymé Arocena

With: Adam O’Farrill, Jacquelene Acevedo, Melvis Santa

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