LIVE from Southampton Arts Center: LATIN FROM MANHATTAN – Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond!
Presented with The Jam Session Inc.
Saturday, October 15 | 7 pm | $10 ($5 for Children and Students)
The first concert in this eclectic new series will celebrate the unique sound and development of Afro-Cuban Jazz. An innovative movement that shook up the jazz scene 70 years ago, Cuban and jazz music have maintained a healthy marriage through the political challenges of the past 50 years. Latin from Manhattan will feature the music of pioneering musicians in Latin jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Chico O’Farrill, Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, and many other influential composers and performers of this powerful blend of American and Cuban music.
Featuring Ada Rovatti on saxophone, Alex Sipiagin on trumpet, Nestor Milanes on piano, Steve Shaughnessy on bass, Claes Brondal on drums, and Geraldo Flores on congas. The concert will be recorded live for The Jam Session Radio Hour to be aired on local NPR affiliate WPPB 88.3 FM.
Guests will also have the opportunity to sample the flavors of Latin America with hors d’oeuvre and snacks generously provided by Union Cantina. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for refreshments.
The series will continue on Saturday, November 12 at 7 pm with The Music of Mali: Yacouba Sissoko and LUMA and Saturday, December 17 at 7 pm, performers TBA.
About The Jam Session Inc.
The Jam Session is based on the art of improvising with Jazz as the primary foundation, with other styles and influences present as well. TJS is continuously trying to promote and encourage musicians and audience members from the global community to participate, creating an eclectic mix of music and culture. Inspired by the late night jam sessions and loft rehearsals in New York City, TJS believes that the evolution and survival of improvisational music takes place in front of a live audience, being inclusive and accessible to all who want to engage. Frequent local home for The Jam Session is Bay Burger in Sag Harbor.
Learn more about The Jam Session.
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
Join illustrator, children’s book author and PAINT YOUR WORLD artist Mickey Paraskevas as he reads from some of his most popular children's books followed by a live sketching demonstration. Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two went on to create and write the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon. Two of their other books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family.