Friday April 11, 2014 – THE GABRIEL ALEGRIA AFRO-PERUVIAN SEXTET – Tickets are available at the door.
The Afro-Peruvian Sextet was formed in January 2005 and returns to Rochester for their third Exodus To Jazz engagement. With their “upspiring” (up-tempo and inspiring) rhythmic and melodic signature, the Sextet has become a favorite among Exodus To Jazz patrons, successfully creating a thriving “scene” around their music.
The Latin Jazz Network says of Gabriel Alegría: “Every once in awhile there comes a musician who, when playing his or her chosen instrument, seems to carry within a vital life-force that is irrepressible.” The “life-force” projected by the Sextet is often cited as the secret of the band’s popular appeal. Amidst the Afro-Peruvian Sextet’s detailed fusion of Afro-Peruvian rhythms and jazz harmonies, lies a very authentic, earthy and honest interpretation. Reflecting an immersion in the Black music of Peru’s coastal regions, the Sextet’s return performance will feature their recent CD entitled “Ciudad De Los Reyes”.
|Venue:||Hochstein School of Music, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14614|
|Concert Time:||8:00 PM, doors at 7:00 PM; Two one-hour sets with 20-minute intermission|
|Ticket Prices:||At Brownpapertickets.com - Patron - $40; Premium - $30; General Admission - $25
At the door - Patron - $43; Premium - $33; General Admission - $28 Student - $15