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Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band Honors Puerto Rico

Legendary drummer and percussionist, Bronx Walk of Fame artist, and native Nuyorican S.O.B. (Son of the Bronx), Bobby Sanabria, is bringing his incredible 24-piece multi-Grammy nominated MULTIVERSE Big Band to the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. The band will feature vocalists Janis Siegel (The Manhattan Transfer), Antoinette Montague (Duke Ellington Orchestra), and Jennifer Jade Ledesna (multi-lingual powerhouse star of the Sugar Hill Nutcracker) for an unforgettable evening honoring Puerto Rico’s greatest composers.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. The event will occur at the Main Theater of Hostos Community College, located at 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St. in Bronx, NY. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hostoscenter.org or call the Box Office at (718) 518-4455.
“Throughout history, my ancestral homeland has produced some of the greatest musical talents ever. They’ve given us a body of compositions that have resonated with me throughout my life. Our concert will feature modern big band Latin jazz treatments of pieces from such legendary Puerto Rican masters like Rafael Hernández, Tito Puente, Bobby Capó, Juan Tizol, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Torres, and more, along with a special tribute celebrating Maestro Duke Ellington’s 125th birthday. If that weren’t enough, the critically acclaimed Bronx-based dance company DANZA FIESTA will be our special guests doing some spectacular choreography created by their director Gilda Rivera.” –  Bobby Sanabria.
“Sanabria’s big band smokes fresh, high energy, emotional, but unsentimental, full of passions and energy…an artist ready to take his place in the continuum.” – Fernando Gonzalez, Downbeat.
“It’s New York up and down, and back and forth across the last century, from the street to the mambo palaces to the conservatories” – Ben Ratliff, The NY Times.
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture consists of a museum-grade art gallery, a 367-seat Repertory Theater, and a 900-seat Main Theater. It presents artists of national and international renown. The center is easily accessible from Manhattan, Queens, and New Jersey and is a mere 15 minutes by subway from Midtown Manhattan.
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has transformed and improved the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility and a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique “Student Success Coaching Unit” provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services. Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and five certificate programs, facilitating easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.


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