Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band Honoring Puerto Rico

Saturday | June 22, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse,
Bronx, New York 10451

RESERVED SEATING
$20 Regular | $18 Seniors
$5 Students/Youth
Box Office: (718) 518-4455

Hostos Center presents the legendary drummer, percussionist, Bronx Walk of Fame artist and native Nuyorican S.O.B. (Son of the Bronx) Bobby Sanabria with his incredible 24-piece multi-Grammy nominated Multiverse Big Band in a concert honoring Puerto Rico’s greatest composers, including Rafael Hernández, Bobby Capó, Juan Tizol, Eddie Palmieri and more, along with a special tribute celebrating Duke Ellington’s 125th Birthday.

The concert will feature vocalists Janis Siegel (The Manhattan Transfer), Antoinette Montague (Duke Ellington Orchestra), and (multi-lingual powerhouse star of the Sugar Hill Nutcracker) Jennifer Jade Ledesna. Special dance performances by the acclaimed Danza Fiesta!

For more info and to get tickets:
http://hostoscenter.org/

– Ken McCarthy
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Kiki Valera Tour – Summer 2024

Listen to the new album – Click here

Appearances

Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano
Appearing at Joe’s Pub
Friday, July 5th
Set Times: 7:00, 9:30 pm
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: https://publictheater.org/productions/joes-pub/2024/k/kiki-valera/

Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano
Saturday, July 6, 7:30pm
Caramoor
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY 10536
TICKETS

Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano
Sunday, July 7th, 5:00pm
PS21 Pavilion Theater
PS21, Inc.
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037
TICKETS

Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano
Sunday, July 21, 7:30pm
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
TICKETS

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Jazz on the Tube

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David Amram on the David Letterman show (1984)

The year was 1984.

David Letterman had an audience in the millions and he invited David Amram on to demonstrate the instruments in his collection.,

This might be the biggest group of people ever to get a lesson in world music.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Jerry Gonzales, Plena and Puerto Rican history

Jerry Gonzales, the great congero, trumpet player, and band leader.

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We received these marvelous memories of Jerry from subscribers:

I remember a Fort Apache gig in NY at Sweet Basil. I was sitting right up front with my 9-year-old son. A group of young guys came and sat behind us—four of them—I think they were Cubans. They looked at Jerry’s set of five congas and started snickering… five congas? Nobody plays five congas, who is he kidding? And on, and on. Well, by the end of the set, they were whistling, clapping, and shouting the praises of Jerry. They became complete converts and had joined the church of the “Fort Apache Band” with the reverend Jerry González presiding!

– Yves Nazon
Born: Haïti, July 04, 1954


Jerry and Andy González, while with Conjunto Libre, played at my old Café Galería y Teatro – La Tertulia in the East Village, NYC in the late ’70s! Jerry was a consistent innovator, jovial, and a perfectionist when it came to his music! He respected those who respected good music. His live recording with Chano Dominguez, Rumba Pà Jerry, is evidence of how a master conguero transforms a simple tune into a great one! He also displays his ability to teach new musicians how to elaborate on a simple rhythm pattern without losing the original sound. I will always remember him doing what he did best!

– Raùl Cordova
Born: Puerto Rico, May 11, 1947


For a big chunk of time, I was their documentarian, photographer, and friend.

– Tontxi Vazquez
Born: New York City

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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Before Gospel, the Spirituals tradition

Modern Gospel has had a huge impact on jazz.

Not so coincidentally, Thomas Dorsy, one of its primary pioneers was living, working, and playing in Chicago at the same time as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Bix Beiderbecke.

Of course, the music’s roots go way back before the 1920s.

A beautiful historical survey of the Spirituals tradition and how its impact is still felt and heard today.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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