Friday / June 20, 2008 / 5:30 p.m.
Boston Center for the Arts Plaza
The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars, six top scholarship students at the college, came from Puerto Rico, Israel, and the United States, and coalesced around their love for the polyrhythms and joyful precision of the Latin jazz form. The group was named this year's Best College Jazz Band in Down Beat under the name La Timbistica, and recently performed as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Festival in Monterey. The All-Stars are led by conguero Paulo Stagnaro and include timbalero Marcos Lopez, bassist Juan Maldonado, pianist Abraham Olivo, trumpeter Niv Toar, and flutist Enrique Trinidad. They will headline the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in Boston this summer and perform at the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C.