New York, 2022 – Bogotá-born accordionist, bandleader, and singer Gregorio Uribe is one of the foremost leaders of contemporary cumbia, a percussion-heavy and indigenously Colombian style of music and dance that has been creatively assimilated by countries throughout Central and South America. Audiences are invited to join in for an all-ages, hands-on creative listening and beginning composition class, led by Lincoln Center teaching artists and open to visitors of all ability levels who are ready and curious to explore their own musical skills. Following the family-friendly educational workshop at The Oasis, Uribe will display the talent that has made him a go-to collaborator among such Latin music superstars as Carlos Vives and Rubén Blades with a concert set of jazz originals and traditional folk songs on Hearst Plaza.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Pre-show Family Workshop at 11:00 am
Gregorio Uribe at 12:00 pm
The pre-show workshop and performance are General Admission, first-come first-served. The workshop is held at The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza. The following performance is held at Hearst Plaza.
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.
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
Featuring: Pedrito Martinez, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jon Faddis, Daymé Arocena
With: Adam O’Farrill, Jacquelene Acevedo, Melvis Santa
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