Sábado de Gloria: All-Star Salute to the Giants of Latin Jazz Brings Together Afro-Caribbean Jazz Greats

Brooklyn (New York), USA – (PRNewswire) On Saturday, April 15, 2006, some of
the all-time great Afro-Caribbean jazz musicians will gather for a once-in-
a-lifetime concert. Sábado de Gloria: All-Star Salute to the Giants of Latin
Jazz, to be held in the intimate setting of Long Island University’s Kumble
Theater for the Performing Arts in Brooklyn, will pay homage to the Afro-
Caribbean jazz masters no longer among us.

The Sábado de Gloria concert – so named because it falls on Holy Saturday, known
as Sábado de Gloria on the Latin religious calendar – will bring Dave Valentin,
Hilton Ruiz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Papo Vázquez, Randy Brecker, Sherman Irby, John
Benítez, Dafnis Prieto and Anthony Carrillo together for the first time. The
band will perform new arrangements to classic Latin jazz tunes and music
composed for the occasion.”It is exciting to have these great musicians perform at a dynamic performance
venue like Long Island University’s Kumble Theater
,” said event co-organizer Bob
Myers of Up Over Jazz Productions. “I am grateful to the University for
providing the central Brooklyn community with access to world- class productions
at the Kumble Theater

The Kumble is a fitting venue for the historic Sábado de Gloria concert, given
that Latin jazz legend Tito Puente received an honorary doctorate from Long
Island University in 1994. Impeccably crafted to meet the technical demands of
music concerts, the 320-seat theater features a stage extending to the seating
area to foster an intimacy between artists and their audiences.

Sabado de Gloria: All-Star Salute to the Giants of Latin Jazz is part of the 7th
Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, titled “Jazz: A Music Of The Spirit.” A
portion of the concert’s proceeds will go to the Central Brooklyn Jazz
Consortium, a not-for-profit arts organization. The Sabado de Gloria concert
will begin at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $100, $75 and $55, available online and at
the theater’s box office. For more information, call 718-488-1624 or visit

Photo: Giovanni Hidalgo, © Martin Cohen, courtesy of Latin Percussion (LP).