Bellevue Jazz Festival presents PONCHO SANCHEZ And His Latin Jazz Band
The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
Bellevue, WA
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Bellevue Jazz Festival presents PONCHO SANCHEZ And His Latin Jazz Band
For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. His influences are numerous, but among the more prominent figures that inform his music are two of the primary architects of Latin jazz  conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. "To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," says Sanchez. "It has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music  while it may sound exotic at times  is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this country. I'm very proud to take this music all over the world all the time."

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The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
United States


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Music > Festivals
Music > Jazz
Music > World

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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