Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...
SRJO: Cubana Be Cubana Bop with special guest Ignacio
- Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 2:00PM
- Adult: $50.00
- Youth: $15.00
Ignacio Berroa, world-renowned Latin percussionist, joins SRJO to lead the band in a concert of the music of Cuba along with standards of the New York big band world. A super star of the drums, 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, and Lincoln Center Orchestra, and the BBC Big Band, just to name a few. This concert continues SRJO’s “World View of Jazz” series.
The award-winning, 17-piece Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Northwest’s premier big band jazz ensemble, co-directed by drummer Clarence Acox, nationally recognized director of bands at Seattle’s Garfield High School, and saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman, long-time faculty member at the University of Washington School of Music.
The ensemble includes many of the region’s best-loved jazz soloists and bandleaders, and their extensive and growing repertoire is drawn from the 100-year history of jazz, from turn-of-the-20th century ragtime to turn-of-the-21st century avant-garde.
Recently, the cities of Seattle and Kirkland and the state of Washington proclaimed October 4th “Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Day” in honor of the organization’s achievements. Their newest compact disc, “Benny Carter’s Kansas City Suite,” which features narration from Clarence Acox and a performance by the late Hadley Caliman, was released in November 2014 and has already achieved wide sales throughout the region. For more information about the SRJO, visit srjo.org.
Genre Tags: Jazz