Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra JATA: Colombia & Peru at Symphony Space
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Jazz Across the Americas: Colombia and Peru, explores jazz as expressed by some of today's leading artists and composers from those countries now living in the United States. Representing Colombia: pianist/composer Pablo Mayor, accordionist/composer Gregorio Uribe, and from Peru- trumpeter/composer Gabriel Alegria, saxophonist/composer Laura Andrea Leguia and percussionist/composer Ivonne Paredes with guest artists Yuri Juarez, Criolla guitar, Freddy Huevito Lobton, Cajon and Zapateo dancing. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform repertoire from these artists and will premiere several newly commissioned works as well. For over centuries, dissimilar cultures from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and other regions of the world have melded with the indigenous traditions of South America. The result, particularly in terms of music, is the presence of a wealth of diverse styles - many of them distinct hybrids that exist nowhere else.
Venue Description: Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Symphony Space offers a wide range of performing arts events ranging for literary and comedic talks to live opera and classical performances. They offer many popular series, including the Thalia Book & Film Clubs, Just Kidding, Selected Shorts, Uptown Showdown, and more.