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.
Curated by Paton Miller, the now fifth year of this popular exhibition continues to celebrate 31 new artists including six teenagers and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive. This exhibition has been made possible thanks, in part, to the generosity of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.
Meet the artists of East End Collected5 and EEC Jr. as well as Curator Paton Miller at our popular Thursday night social club, “Hangout.” Come view the new exhibition, socialize with the artists and members of the community, have a glass of wine, listen to music, play ping-pong and just hang out!