Godfathers Of Latin Jazz: A Salute To Dizzy Gillespie And Chano

In 1947, jazz master, Dizzy Gillespie, invited Cuban conguero, Chano Pozo, to participate in the Carnegie Hall concert (and subsequent European tour) that launched the modern Latin Jazz movement worldwide. Our program celebrates that key collaboration and features some of today’s most exciting jazz musicians.

Special Guests:

Jon Faddis, trumpet
Justo Almario, tenor saxophone, flute
Carlos “Charlie” Chavez, percussion

KSDS Jazz Orchestra directed by Gilbert Castellanos, featuring:

Dick McGuane, alto saxophone
Charlie Arbelaez, alto saxophone
Robert Dove, tenor saxophone
Ian Buss, tenor saxophone
JP Balmat, baritone saxophone
James Ford, trumpet
Derek Cannon, trumpet
Doug Meeuwseen, trumpet
Curtis Taylor, trumpet
Scott Kyle, trombone
Jeanne Geiger, trombone
Matt Hall, trombone
Dean Hulett, bass
Hugo Suarez, piano
Ryan Shaw, percussion

See you there!

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