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SRJO – Cubana Be Cubana Bop with special guest Ignacio Berroa
April 13 @ 7:30 pm - April 15 @ 9:30 pm
Jazz drumming legend Ignacio Berroa joins SRJO to lead the band in a concert of great jazz standards from the New York big band world, including sounds imported from his childhood home of Havana. A recognized superstar of the drumset, Berroa came to the United States from Cuba as a youth in the 1980s, and played in all the New York bands that were hungry for Latin grooves to mix with their jazz sounds. Berroa has recorded and played with McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tito Puente, Mario Bauzá, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and the BBC Big Band, just to name a few. This concert continues SRJO’s “World View of Jazz” series and includes “Mambo Inn,” “Woody’n You,” “Splanky,” “A Night in Tunisia,” plus Dizzy Gillespie’s classic 1947 Latin jazz hit, “Cubana Be Cubana Bop.”
3 concerts at 3 venues: Saturday 4-13-19 7:30PM at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, Sunday 4-14-19 2:00PM at Kirkland Performance Center, and Monday 4-15-19 7:30PM at Edmonds Center for the Arts.