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Hostos Center Presents: Spanish Harlem Orchestra with Paquito D’Rivera and Hermán Olivera

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Hostos Center Presents Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Bronx, NY – The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents the three-time Grammy-Award winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra featuring Paquito D’Rivera and Hermán Olivera on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm (EDT) live and in-person at the Main Theater of Hostos Community College.

PERFORMING NEW MATERIAL FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM IMÁGENES LATINAS

Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8:00pm
Main Theater of Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
Tickets: $35, $30, $25, $20 | PURCHASE TICKETS
BOX OFFICE & INFO: (718) 518-4455

Under the direction of pianist Oscar Hernández, the orchestra has set the gold standard for excellence in authentic – New York style – hard core salsa. They will perform new material from their upcoming album Imágenes Latinas – their eighth CD release due out on Ovation Records. Joining them are Paquito D’Rivera, whose artistry with the saxophone and clarinet defies boundaries spanning jazz and Latin Jazz, and Hermán Olivera, a master of the “sonero tradition, best known as the lead vocalist for the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra. They are on a mission to honor and keep the tradition of great Latin music, hard core Salsa and Latin Jazz alive, creating an unparalleled musical experience. Hosted by Joe Conzo, Sr., acclaimed Latin music historian and author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente.

The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is on the campus of Hostos Community College/CUNY at 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451. Tickets for Spanish Harlem Orchestra on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8pm ($35, $30, $25; $20) can be purchased by calling the Hostos Center Box Office at 718-518-4455 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm), or online at www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts. Box Office Window Hours are Mon-Fri, 1pm to 4pm and beginning at 6pm on the day of the concert.  Hostos Community College can be reached by the IRT 2, 4, 5 Trains and the Bronx Bx1, Bx2, Bx19 buses to 149th Street & Grand Concourse. By car, the College is off Exit 3 of the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87).

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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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