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Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band at Bay Plaza Mall

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


A concert featuring the mastery of seven-time Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz star Bobby Sanabria & Multiverse Big Band present their new work: Vox Humana. Typically focused on musical styles of Latin Jazz, spanning traditional afro-Latin rhythms (son, clave, bomba y plena) to updated versions of Nuyorican Salsa, Sanabria’s ensemble uses Vox Humana to present collaborations with three female vocalists: multi-Grammy award winner Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer), blues and jazz Queen Antoinette Montague, and the multi-lingual powerhouse, Jennifer Jade Ledesna.

BOBBY SANABRIA is a 7-time Grammy-nominee as a leader. He is a noted drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator, documentary filmmaker, and bandleader of Puerto Rican descent born and raised in NY’s South Bronx. He was the drummer for the acknowledged creator of Afro-Cuban jazz, Mario Bauzá, touring and recording three CD’s with him, two of which were Grammy nominated, as well as an incredible variety of artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria (with whom he started his career) Paquito D’Rivera, Yomo Toro, Candido, The Mills Brothers, Ray Barretto, Chico O’Farrill, Francisco Aguabella, Henry Threadgill, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Daniel Ponce, Larry Harlow, Daniel Santos, Celia Cruz, Adalberto Santiago, Xiomara Portuondo, Pedrito Martinez, Roswell Rudd, Patato, David Amram, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Michael Gibbs, Charles McPherson Jon Faddis, Bob Mintzer, Phil Wilson, Randy Brecker, Charles Tolliver, M’BOOM, Michelle Shocked, Marco Rizo, and many more. In addition he has guest conducted and performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras like the WDR Big Band, The Airmen of Note, The U.S. Jazz Ambassadors, Eau Claire University Big, The University of Calgary Big Band to name just a few.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and District 12 Councilman Kevin Riley.


June 24
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bronx Arts Ensemble


Mall at Bay Plaza
200 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, 10475 United States
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