Latin American Modern Vernaculars
In Concert Series: New Sounds of Latin America
Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place and East 4th St.)
Looking beyond the borders of traditional jazz, composer/pianist and Grammy-award nominee Edward Simon creates a contemporary sound combining jazz harmonies and improvisation with the Afro-Venezuelan and folkloric music of his native country. With his ensemble of world-class musicians including Mark Turner, tenor saxophone; Marco Granados, flute; Edmar Castaneda, harp; John Patitucci, bass; Adam Cruz, drums; and Leonardo Granados, maracas, Simon will explore his Venezuelan roots, showcasing both original compositions and jazz arrangements of the music of well-loved Venezuelan masters.
Supported by the Fundación Cisneros. Organized by NYU’s Department of Music in conjunction with Joe’s Pub, and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery. Admission: $12 students 21 and older with i.d., $15 others. Information and advance ticket sales: www.joespub.com.