Celebrity Series of Boston PresentsPoncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Featuring Terence Blanchard

Sunday / November 6, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Percussionist Poncho Sanchez and trumpeter Terence Blanchard have created a hot new tribute to the legacy of the original Conga King, Chano Pozo, and his coconspirator in Latin jazz, Dizzy Gillespie. The duo put Afro-Cuban jazz on the map with the standards “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo,” their performance on George Russell’s seminal recording Cubano Be! Cubano Bop!, and their historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1947—all remarkable breakthrough accomplishments. Don’t miss Blanchard and Sanchez, with the backing of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, as they unleash an unforgettable evening of high-energy Afro-Cuban jams.

Admission: 
$55, $48, $41, reserved seating