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La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quintet – Fiesta in Sound
February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday, February 03, 2023 • 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EST
McPherson Theater at Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (BPAC)
Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (BPAC)
BPAC will be jumping with the sounds of Latin Jazz and LA FIESTA LATIN JAZZ QUINTET: FIESTA IN SOUND. Experience their delightful sound in the beautiful and intimate McPherson Theater!
La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quintet’s repertoire of consists of authentic Latin Jazz made famous by such famous Latin jazz musicians as Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, and Dizzy Gillespie, plus original tunes. The group has produced two CD’s entitled “La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quintet” and “the Latin Jazz Pandemic Suite.”
The members of the quintet are:
GREGG GELB – leader, saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. Awarded the City of Raleigh Medal of the Arts in 2018.
RAMON ORTIZ – Latin Jazz percussionist who is a native of the Dominican Republic began playing professionally in Santo Domingo. In his 20’s he moved to Montreal, Quebec which enabled him to play throughout Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
STEVE ANDERSON – critically acclaimed composer and pianist whose music has been published on fourteen compact discs, four of which have appeared on the Grammy® Awards ballots.
BEVERLY BOTSFORD – cross-cultural percussionist and educator who has worked with Chuck Davis and the African American Dance Ensemble, Urban Bush Women, American Dance Festival faculty and 15 years of touring with Grammy nominated, jazz vocalist, Nnenna Freelon, in such venues as the Hollywood Bowl, the Umbria Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center as well as in London, Greece, Brazil and Angola.
ANDY KLEINDIENST – Bassist, educator, and trombonist. Since 2007 Andy has been the co-director for Orquesta GarDel and in 2011 the band released the Triangle’s first album of original timba music entitled Lo Que Tu Querias.