The music of Tito Puente and Dizzy Gillespie will be performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, lead by Bronx native Carlos Henriquez on January 15 and 16, 2010.
For the first time, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bass virtuoso Carlos Henriquez, a native of the Bronx, leads the band to perform the music by Dizzy Gillespie, who famously blended jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms, and Tito Puente, the first Latin bandleader to make the mambo and other essential Afro-Cuban rhythms and dances accessible to Americans. Special guests include drummer Ignacio Berroa who performed with Gillespie, and Giovanni Hidalgo, the world’s foremost congero.
By the time he was 15, bassist Carlos Henriquez had already played with Latin music icons, like Tito Puente. Shortly afterwards, he graduated from Juilliard. According to Wynton Marsalis, “Henriquez has developed a very personal version of the sound that Charles Mingus brought to the bass and, of course, has extreme command of rhythmic subtlety and a deep knowledge of Latin grooves that has greatly contributed to the rhythmic accuracy of the band’s power.” here.
With the innovative leadership of Carlos Henriquez, along with the featured guests: Ignacio Berroa (a drummer who performed with Gillespie) and Giovanni Hidalgo (known as the world’s foremost congero), this concert will aim to bring tradition and innovation together, all while having a great time.
Carlos is a true example of Bronx pride, whether performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s halls or around the world.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is: Trumpets: Sean Jones, Ryan Kisor, Marcus Printup; Trombones: Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Elliot Mason; Reeds: Walter Blanding, Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Joe Temperley; Piano: Dan Nimmer; Bass: Carlos Henriquez; Drums: Ali Jackson. Pre-concert lecture is free for ticketholders.
For more information on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, please go here, here and here.
There will be two performances held on Friday, January 15, 2010 and Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 8 p.m. The location is Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Broadway at 60th Street, Manhattan, NY.
Tickets are $10, $30, $50, $75, $95 or $120. *Hot Seats, $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz For Young People® concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday of each performance week. Subject to availability. Hot Seats are available only by walk up at the box office.
Tickets can be purchased here or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of Broadway at 60th Street, Manhattan, NY.