The Victor Mendoza Quartet, featuring the virtuoso vibraphonist, closes the first season in the intimate, club-like setting of the Black Box Theater. The Arsenal Center for the Arts is located at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown. Free parking is available, and the venue is handicapped accessible. Rounding out the Victor Mendoza Quartet will be Rafael Alcalá on piano, Fernando Huergo on bass, and Mark Walker on drums.
Mendoza's recordings and performances with his own group, as well as with artists such as Paquito D’Rivera, Danilo Pérez, Claudio Roditi, Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, and Antonio Sánchez, have earned him the respect of critics and jazz fans around the globe. The Smithsonian Institute has included Black Bean Blues in “Latin Jazz: The Perfect Combination,” its first major exhibition about this genre.