We close out our fall concert series on October 4th with the Latin Jazz ensemble, Marimjazzia. This ensemble was formed by Dr. Juan Álamo, Associate Professor of Music at UNC, in 2014 as an experimental music project. Being born and raised in Cidra, Puerto Rico, Dr. Álamo cultivates Marimjazzia’s vibrant sound through combining Afro-Caribbean rhythms, particularly those from Puerto Rico, with the melodic elements of jazz. Marimjazzia’s sound also draws upon on well-known vibraphonists such as Cal Tjader, Bobby Hutcherson, Dave Samuels, and Milt Jackson. To create their vibrant sound, Dr. Álamo will be joined by fellow UNC Music Professor Steven Anderson on piano, Pete Kimosh on bass, Beverly Botsford playing percussion, and Brevan Hampden on drums. So prepare to dance the night away or just bring a blanket and some snacks. However you want to enjoy your evening, this performance will certainly be a showcase of the Latin South. If you want a taste of what to expect, you can listen to Marimjazzia on YouTube. This event is free and open to the public, and parking is free after 5pm in the Park Place parking lot. The Center is also located along free Chapel Hill Transit bus routes A, CL, D, F, NU, and U.
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