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Miguel Zenón's Puerto Rican Song Project At Newport

Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

Alto saxophonist Zenón adapts some of his parents' favorite music, classic popular songs from Puerto Rico, for his jazz quartet with an additional 10-piece woodwind section, arrangements by Guillermo Klein. This is the the raved-about Newport performance of this music, subsequently released on Zenón's album Alma Adentro.

Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor

Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Tune in to The Latin Jazz Beat with Jim Benitez, September 16th for the 9pm “Dancers Delight” portion featuring “Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor”, among other dance greats!!!

Of Interest

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Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

Tune in to Latin Jazz Now!
Fridays, 7 to 11 pm

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