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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, featuring Terence Blanchard
"Cubano Be! Cubano Bop!"
Sunday, November 6, 7:00PM
Berklee Performance Center
Celebrity Series Debut!
Poncho Sanchez leader, congas, vocals
Terence Blanchard, trumpet
Francisco Torres, trombone
Tony Banda, bass
David Torres, piano
George Ortiz, timbales
Ron Blake, trumpet
Joey De Leon, Jr., bongos
Rob Hardt, sax
Percussionist Poncho Sanchez and trumpeter Terence Blanchard have created a hot new tribute to the legacy of the original Conga King, Chano Pozo, and his co-conspirator in Latin Jazz, Dizzy Gillespie. The duo put Afro-Cuban Jazz on the map with the standards, “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo,” their performance on George Russell’s seminal recording, Cubano Be! Cubano Bop!, and their historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1947—all remarkable breakthrough accomplishments. Don’t miss Blanchard and Sanchez, with the backing of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, as they unleash an unforgettable evening of high-energy Afro-Cuban jazz.
"As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa.”
—Los Angeles Times
"[Terence 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
Willie Bobo Medley
Chano Pozo Medley
Raise your hand
Agua De Belen
Encore – Watermelon Man