Latin Free Jazz Festival in New York

From Arts for Art:

Latin Free Jazz
Thursday November 6 & Friday Nov. 7, 2014
Metro Baptist Church

WHAT: Second annual Latin FreeJazz Festival: Redefining Latin Jazz
WHEN: Thursday 11/6 Friday 11/7 – 6:30 -11pm
WHERE: Metro Baptist Church, 410 W. 40th St, New York
TICKETS: $20 per night – $16 students & seniors

Arts for Art is excited to announce the second Latin Free Jazz Festival. This new program is meant to challenge the reductive “Latin Jazz” label by using it as a programming premise, and proving it insufficient through the diversity of voices and approaches. The featured artists are representative of Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Africa & Spain. But most of all they represent themselves. They play music that they hear inside which goes far beyond national borders.


6:30 Youth Performances, directed by Juan Pablo Carletti and Miguel Malla
7:30 Cristian Amigo Trio
Cristian Amigo – guitar
J.D. Parran – winds
Satoshi Takeishi – drums
8:45 Juan Pablo Carletti Quartet
Roman Filiu – alto sax
Roman Diaz – percussion
William Parker – bass
Juan Pablo Carletti – drums
10:00 Aruán Ortiz Trio
Aruán Ortiz – piano
Brad Jones – bass
Gerald Cleaver – drums

FRIDAY 11/07:

7:30 David Virelles solo piano
08:45Francisco Mora Catlett AfroHORN
Roman Filiu – alto sax
Aruan Ortiz – piano
Hill Green – bass
Roman Diaz – percussion
Francisco Mora Catlett – drums
10:00 Jorge Sylvester’s ACE (Afro Caribbean Experimental) Collective Project
Nora McCarthy – voice, poetry and compositions
Waldron Mahdi Ricks – trumpet
Pablo Vergara – piano
Gene Torres – electric bass
Kahlil Kwame Bell – drums and percussions
Jorge Sylvester – alto saxophone and compositions