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FRIDAY MARCH 10, 2017

NEWS

Dave Valentin, a Grammy Award-Winning Latin Jazz Flutist, Dies at 64
Sam Roberts, NY TIMES
https://nyti.ms/2m47C4h

EVENTS

TRES MUJERES MAGNIFICAS DEL JAZZ LATINO
Annette Aguilar | Jenn Jade Ledesna | Laura Andrea Leguía

Three magnificent New York Latina jazz musicians create a not-to-be-missed tripleheader bill celebrating Women’s History Month

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Event Link: http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/events/Year2017/March/TresMujeres/tresMujeres.shtml

(Bronx, NY) – The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture celebrates Women’s History Month with a special evening –Tres Mujeres: Magnificas del Jazz Latino with Annette Aguilar, Jenn Jade Ledesna, and Laura Andrea Leguía — on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Repertory Theater of Hostos Community College, located at 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

The triple bill will include jazz inspired by different parts of the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Nicaraguan-American percussionist Annette Aguilar and her acclaimed band, String Beans, demonstrate their virtuosity and versatility with a wide range of material with an emphasis on Brazil. Returning to the US after a long residency in Paris, the Dominican / Puerto Rican-American vocalist Jenn Jade Ledesna, accompanied by her trio, brings her high-energy and effervescent style to standards and originals. The Peru-born saxophonist / composer Laura Andrea Leguía and her ensemble fuse Afro-Peruvian folklore and modern orchestration to give audiences a new sound: one that is at once African, Andean and American.

Tickets range in price from $5 – $15 and can be purchased by calling (718) 518-4455 or online at www.hostoscenter.org. Box Office window hours are Mon. – Fri., 1 PM to 4 PM. Hostos Community College can be reached by the IRT 2, 4, 5, and busses Bx1, Bx2, Bx19 to East 149th Street and the Grand Concourse.

TITO PUENTE: A FIFTY-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE OF “EL REY”

April 20-22, 2017

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents the first ever multi-day retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin music, through concerts, films, workshops, and more. With support from the National Endowment of the Arts, the retrospective is under the artistic direction of former Tito Puente musical director, José Madera, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist, band leader Carlos Henriquez, and Puente historian and archivist, Joe Conzo, Sr.

Friday April 21 @ & 7:30 PM, Main Theater
Puente for a New Generation with Carlos Henriquez

Bronz native Carlos Henriquez, who performed with Puente as a teenager, leads a 12-piece ensemble, comprised of some of New York’s top musicians, for a fresh perspective on Puente’s music from 1967 to 2000, the Latin jazz era.

Saturday April 22, 2017 @ 7:30 PM, Main Theater
Rediscovering Lost Treasures of the Palladium Era

The 18-piece Mambo Legends, under the leadership of José Madera, which features many Puente band alumni, will perform music of Puente’s early years from 1950-1966 known as the “Palladium Era,” including music from the six different configurations of the orchestra which has not been heard in over 50 years. With special guests, including Ronnie Puente.

There will also be a screening of “Tito Puente – The King of Latin Music”; a listening session with Joe Conzo, who will play never-before-heard recordings; Lincoln Center Family Education Concert: “Who is the King of Latin Music?”; a Percussion Workshop and a Panel Discussion. Details visit: http://www.hostoscenter.org

Gilberto Santa Rosa

“El Caballero de la Salsa”

Viernes, 21 de abril, 2017 8:00 PM

Boletos $49 – $99

NJPAC, Prudential Hall

Enlace De Evento: http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/gilberto-santa-rosa-2017

Boletos Disponibles En: www.NJPAC.org 

(Newark, Nueva Jersey – 8 de marzo de 2017) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presenta una noche con Gilberto Santa Rosa. Conocido internacionalmente como “El Caballero de la Salsa”, este vocalista y director de banda ganador de GRAMMY fue recientemente coronado como “Artista de Música Tropical de la Década” por Billboard. Viernes, 21 de abril, 2017 8:00 PM en Prudential Hall. Consigue tus entradas ahora en NJPAC.org o 888.GO. NJPAC (888.466.5722)

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Gilberto Santa Rosa es uno de los artistas de salsa más estimados de su tiempo. Ha ganado seis veces el premio GRAMMY y ha tenido 12 álbumes consecutivos No. 1, más que cualquier artista en la historia de la música tropical.

Desde que inició su carrera en Puerto Rico hace tres décadas, la elegancia musical y el estilo de Santa Rosa lo convirtieron en una de las figuras más prominentes de la escena musical mundial actual. Pionero de la música latina, fue el primer cantante de salsa en realizar un concierto en el Carnegie Hall. El New York Times califica sus actuaciones en vivo de “espectaculares” y da crédito a Santa Rosa con una pionera fusión de “salsa pop, salsa suave y romántica … y la salsa más dura de los clubes de baile”.

Los incontables premios de Santa Rosa en la industria de la grabación incluyen un ASCAP Latín Heritage Award y su más reciente GRAMMY de Necesito Un Bolero en la categoría de Mejor Álbum Vocal Pop Tradicional. Uno de los artistas más escuchados en la radio, Santa Rosa es venerado por los fanáticos de la salsa y el bolero en todo el mundo por una larga línea de éxitos como “Conciencia”, “Que Alguien Me Diga”, “Conteo Regresivo” Y “Vívir Sin Ella”.

NJPAC, Una Calle Del Centro, Newark, Nueva Jersey 07102: www.njpac.org 

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), ubicado en el centro de Newark, Nueva Jersey, es uno de los centros de arte escénico más grandes de los Estados Unidos y es el centro artístico, cultural, educativo y cívico de Nueva Jersey. Transformar vidas todos los días. NJPAC reúne a diversas comunidades, proporcionando acceso a todos y mostrando a los mejores artistas del estado y del mundo mientras actúa como un catalizador principal en la revitalización de su ciudad natal. A través de sus extensos programas de educación artística, NJPAC está dando forma a la próxima generación de artistas y entusiastas de las artes. NJPAC ha atraído a más de 10 millones de visitantes (incluyendo más de 1,5 millones de niños) desde que abrió sus puertas en 1997, y alimenta relaciones significativas y duraderas con cada uno de sus constituyentes. Visite njpac.org o llame al 1-888-GO-NJPAC para obtener más información.

NEW MUSIC

Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet
December Avenue
U.S. Release date: April 14, 2017

Tomasz Stanko: trumpet
David Virelles: piano
Reuben Rogers: double bass
Gerald Cleaver: drums

“He writes melodies that pierce the heart like needles, but does not exactly write songs. His pieces are open forms, a few strokes or gestures that introduce a mood and set Stanko into motion. He needs musicians around him who can respond with independent creativity to his unique stimuli.” Stanko’s New York Quartet (featuring David Virelles, Reuben Rogers and Gerald Cleaver) is among his most exciting projects.”
http://www.ecmrecords.com

“There is a beacon of light emanating from New York City these days, that clearly illustrates this approach and subsequent innovative results, in the person(s), of the Curtis Brothers, bassist Luques, and pianist Zaccai. The brothers have recently released a fabulous quartet album, Syzygy on that label that brings to light their ability to combine their roots in bebop, hard bop, and latin, without a notion of being a hybrid, or fusion form. Indeed, it is spoken in one jazz commonality, one inventive dialect that is whole in it self.” Paul Rauch, ALL ABOUT JAZZ http://www.truthrevolutionrecords.com

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject.

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