Wisconsin, USA – The Wisconsin Union Theater has announced the return of the Poncho Sánchez Latin Jazz Band on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 8 pm. Following his sold-out performance in 2002, Sanchez comes back to create another night of hot rhythms, beats and dancing. And the music doesn’t end when the band stops playing.
Ticket holders are invited to a free dance party in the Rathskeller after the show. Tickets start at $18 for the general public, $10 for UW-Madison students. Call the box office at 262-2201 to order tickets, or order online at www.uniontheater.wisc.edu.Sanchez’s eight-piece band sets the standard for snappy salsa beats, mambo sets and even traditional jazz arrangements. More than anything else, Poncho Sanchez is a storyteller, with his congas and seasoned ensemble doing the talking. Live in concert or on recordings, they spin vivacious tales that pay homage to the glories of a half-century tradition that was born when Afro-Cuban rhythms merged with bebop.
The show is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Theater Committee with additional support from WORT, 89.9 FM. Tickets start at $18. UW-Madison students tickets are only $10 each. For more information, call the box office at 608-262-2201.
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