Exodus To Jazz: The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet - Tickets are available at the door.
The Afro-Peruvian Sextet has become a Rochester favorite, successfully creating a thriving "scene" around their music. The Latin Jazz Network says of Gabriel Alegría: "Every once in awhile there comes a musician who, when playing his or her chosen instrument, seems to carry within a vital life-force that is irrepressible." The "life-force" projected by the Sextet is often cited as the secret of the band's popular appeal. Amidst the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's detailed fusion of Afro-Peruvian rhythms and jazz harmonies, lies a very authentic, "earthy" and honest interpretation. Reflecting an immersion in the Black music of Peru's coastal regions, the Sextet's return performance promises to be strong pronouncement: "Your winter garments fling!"
Sextet personnel with "nick names":
Gabriel "Cachema" Alegría: Trumpet / flugelhorn / compositions / arrangements
Laura "Frambu" Andrea Leguía: Tenor/sop. saxophones / compositions / arrangements
Yuri "Guardacaca" Juárez: Acoustic guitar
Freddy Lobatón: Cajón, cajita, quijada (Jaw bone of an ass!)
Shirazette "Tiger Tinnin" Tinnin: Drums and cajón
John "La Montaña" Benitez: Double bass, electric bass
7:00 PM: Doors open; "Welcome Performance"
8:00 PM: Concert First Set*
9:00 PM: Intermission
9:20 PM: Concert Second Set*
* One admission charge entitles audience to the two sets.
Hochstein School of Music, Performance Hall (View)
50 North Plymouth Ave.
Rochester, NY 14614
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|