New York City (New York), USA – /PRNewswire/ Jazz at Lincoln Center’s
Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O’Farrill celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with
concert performances on September 30 and October 1, 2005 at 8pm in Rose Theater
at Frederick P. Rose Hall. The concerts, entitled Jazz con Salsa, feature the
big band performing the best of Latin jazz with salsa flair. Jazz con Salsa is
the band’s first concert series of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2005-2006 season.On the heels of the successful release of
Una Noche Inolvidable, the band’s
debut CD, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra brings together the styles of salsa and
jazz in an eclectic mixture of rhythm and groove. Guest artists Joe Lovano
(saxophone), Lew Soloff (trumpet) and Greg Osby (saxophone) join the critically
acclaimed big band to showcase the finest in Latin and straight-ahead jazz
rhythm, new and old.
Tickets for Jazz con Salsa are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the
Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling
CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via http://www.jalc.org/.
Jazz at Lincoln Center is a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to jazz.
With the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Afro-Latin Jazz
Orchestra and a comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center
advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of jazz by
producing a year-round schedule of performance, education and broadcast events
for audiences of all ages. These productions include concerts, national and
international tours, residencies, weekly national radio and television programs,
recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band competition and
festival, a band director academy, a jazz appreciation curriculum for children,
advanced training through the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies, music
publishing, children’s concerts, lectures, adult education courses and student
and educator workshops.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Wynton
Marsalis, Chairman of the Board Lisa Schiff, President & CEO Derek E. Gordon,
Executive Director Katherine E. Brown and Jazz at Lincoln Center board and
staff, Jazz at Lincoln Center will produce hundreds of events during its 2005-06
season. In October 2004, Jazz at Lincoln Center opened Frederick P. Rose Hall —
the first-ever performance, education and broadcast facility devoted to jazz.
For more information, visit http://www.jalc.org/.
[Photos: 1 – Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, 2 – Arturo O’Farrill. Courtesy of Jazz
at Lincoln Center].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.