Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble

Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble

Oct 27, 2021

Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble

The Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Victor Mestas, studies music from the Caribbean and South America and its integration and ties with jazz. Traditional and contemporary forms of Latin music are surveyed, including Afro jazz, Afro-Cuban, danzón, salsa, calypso and cha-cha-chá, as well as Brazilian forms such as samba and baião.

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Performance date and time

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. MDT

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Program selected from the following:

Sánchez: Por un cerro mejor; Cunliffe: Havana; D’Rivera: Chucho; Simons: The Peanut Vendor; D’Rivera: Samba for Carmen; Cunliffe: Chucho; Armstrong/Lil’ Hardin: Tears; Ellington: Azalea; Beltran: I Don’t Know; Smiley: Stark Light; Smiley: Coffee Dreams; Smiley: Very Lucky; Frisell: Strange Meeting; Green arr. Smiley: Body and Soul

This event will be available both in-person and via livestream. We advise arriving early to secure a seat. Seating is general admission on a first-come-first-served basis.


Victor Mestas

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