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Gabriel Alegría: Afro-Peruvian Sextet

  • AMP by Strathmore 11810 Grand Park Ave Rockville, MD, 20852 United States (map)

Turn up the heat and syncopate the beat—composer and trumpet player Gabriel Alegría has got the Afro-Peruvian rhythms and jazz harmonies that turn world music into a surging dance party. Join Alegría and his road-honed band of jazz giants for a colorful blend of melodic jazz, Latin traditions, and indigenous instruments like the cajón, cajita, and quijada.

Band members:
Gabriel Alegría: Trumpet / flugelhorn / compositions / arrangements
Laura Andrea Leguía: Tenor/sop. saxophones / compositions / arrangements
Yuri Juárez: Acoustic guitar
Freddy Lobatón: Cajón, cajita, quijada (Jaw bone of an ass!)
Shirazette Tinnin: Drums and cajón
John Benitez: Double bass, electric bass

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