Tito Puente Latin Music SeriesPaulo Stagnaro Quintet

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Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
United States

Berklee alumnus Paulo Stagnaro, a rising percussionist and producer, is establishing a reputation on the evolving New York music scene. As an integral part of multi Grammy-Award winning Paquito D’Rivera’s Sextet, he has traveled Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. for performances and master classes.

Hailed as a “young master-percussionist” by drumming legend Ralph Peterson, Stagnaro brings together a cast of some of the most talented musicians in New York's Latin music scene, including percussionist and fellow LP artist Marcos Lopez, bassist Danny Torres, pianist Axel Tosca, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jeremy DeJesus. Rooted in the Latin dance tradition, an effort to bridge the gap between the social dance community and its exposure to live music, this project pays homage to a few of the most prolific Cuban and Puerto Rican artists of the last quarter century as well as underexposed genres of Latin dance music, such as timba.

This concert is part of the annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series, presented by Berklee College of Music, IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción,  and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. This six-concert series takes place in July and August and is an infectious soundscape of live Latin music and dance, with a strong salsa influence, in parks around the city. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.