Jazz Meets the Latin Classics

June 14, 2013 @ 11:30 PM – June 15, 2013 @ 3:15 AM
Kennedy Center
2700 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20566

In its ninth year of collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) co-Artistic Director, renowned NEA Jazz Master and 11-time Grammy Award-winner Paquito D’Rivera will present Jazz Meets the Latin Classics. Featuring an 11-piece all-star ensemble in arrangements and interpretations of works by great Latin composers, the concert take place Friday, June 14 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater as part of the ninth annual DCJF, which will take place June 5-16, 2013.  There will be two performances, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

“For the past nine years, the DC Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center have worked together to bring unique, exciting and enriching performances to residents of, and visitors to, Washington, D.C.,” said DCJF Executive Producer Charles Fishman. “Jazz Meets the Latin Classics is a visionary concert celebrating and fusing two remarkable genres – Latin jazz and classical music — featuring arrangements and improvisations of works by Piazzolla, Lecuona, D’Rivera, Lauro, and other acclaimed composers.”

Virtuoso/saxophonist/clarinetist D’Rivera will be joined by Alex Brown, piano; Oscar Stagnaro, bass guitar; Yotam Silberstein, guitar; Edmar Castañeda, harp; Hector del Curto, bandoneon; Diego Urcola, trumpet/valve trombone; Michael Phillip Mossman, trumpet/flugelhorn/ trombone; Mark Walker, drums; and Pernell Saturnino, percussion – in arranged works and improvisations by great Latin composers Piazzolla, Lecuona, D’Rivera, and others. Special guests will be soprano Brenda Feliciano, and acclaimed guitarist Berta Rojas.

“The Kennedy Center is pleased to continue its association with Paquito D’Rivera and the DC Jazz Festival for its annual citywide celebration of jazz,” said Kennedy Center Vice President of Education and Jazz Darrell Ayers. “We are delighted to provide D.C. audiences with this innovative fusion of Latin jazz and classical music from internationally-renowned musicians and composers.”

June 14, 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater (2700 F Street, NW).

For ticket information, a complete schedule and more, visit www.dcjazzfest.org.



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