Cubano Be! Cubano Bop! A Tribute To Chano Pozo & Dizzy Gillespie at Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
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Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
80 Forsyth Street
Sat, April 28, 2012
“Cubano Be! Cubano Bop!”—a sizzling tribute to the legacy of the original conga king, Chano Pozo, and his famed collaborator, jazz great Dizzy Gillespie—is the love-child of Grammy Award-winning musicians Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard. Conga legend Sanchez and trumpet star Blanchard lead the 11-member Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band in a performance that recreates the bristling energy of the masters’ historic 1947 Carnegie Hall concert for an unforgettable evening of Afro-Cuban standards and fresh new collaborations.
"As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa." – The Los Angeles Times
"[Blanchard] plays the most coolly expressive trumpet in jazz, transmuting the instrument’s repertoire of smears, growls, peeps, and blasts into an astonishingly fluid language both luxurious and controlled." —Vanity Fair
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