Afro Bop Alliance feat. Grammy Award Winning Artist Paquito D’Rivera – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – September 5th, 2014

Afro Bop Alliance feat. Grammy Award Winning Artist Paquito D’Rivera

Afro Bop Alliance feat. Grammy Award Winning Artist Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D'Rivera

Fri, September 5, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$35.00

This event is 21 and over

Afro Bop Alliance
Afro Bop Alliance
Afro Bop Alliance celebrates their ZOHO Records release of Angel Eyes with special guest Latin Jazz icon, Paquito D'Rivera!

Latin Grammy Winning Afro Bop Alliance is an exciting Latin Jazz septet from Annapolis Maryland, which performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. These talented musicians always thrill audiences with their infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational flights.

The band's influences come from the musical styles of the many different cultures which come together under the umbrella of "Latin" or "Latin Jazz." Afro Bop's focus is to blend all of these wonderful Latin styles and musical traditions with each member's jazz experiences to forge their own sound. Currently the group consists of bandleader and percussionist Joe McCarthy, pianist Harry Appelman, saxophonist Luis Hernandez, Tim Stanley on trumpet & flugelhorn, bassist Tom Baldwin, Victor Provost on the steel pan, and saxophonist Vince Norman.

At the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, Afro Bop Alliance was awarded a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Recording for their 2008 album, Caribbean Jazz Project - Afro Bop Alliance featuring Dave Samuels. This same album was also nominated for "Best Latin Jazz Album" at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

In February 2007, Afro Bop Alliance was presented the "Best Latin Recording" award by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for their 2006 recording, "Camino Nuevo".
Paquito D'Rivera
Paquito D'Rivera
Paquito D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of eleven GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.

As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra.

His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D'Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor.
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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