Omar Sosa Afri-lectric Sextet Dinner Concert
Thursday, November 7th
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Cuban pianist and composer, Omar Sosa returns to Mount Vernon on November 7th with his sextet, celebrating the recording Eggun, his homage to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. The project was a commission by the Barcelona Jazz Festival in 2009, honoring the 50th anniversary of Davis' recording. The music is a blend of musical elements and motifs from Kind of Blue and the spirit of Mother Africa.
Born in Camaguey Cuba, the 47 year old composer completed his formal education at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. In 1993, while a member of the group Irakere, Sosa moved to Ecuador and immersed himself in the folkloric traditions of Esmeraldes, the Northwest coastal region with a heavy African heritage. His collaborations with musicians from the Americas,
Europe, Africa and Asia are too extensive to list. He is a five time Grammy nominee and has received numerous awards and grants. Joining Omar for this tour are his recording mates, bassist/percussionist, Childo Tomas, drummer, Marque Gilmore, trumpeter, Joo Kraus, tenor saxophonist, Peter Apfelbaum and alto saxophonist, Leandro Saint-Hill. This will be a must see/hear concert.
As usual a delicious buffet dinner will precede the concert beginning at 6:00 pm. The concert will start at 8:00 pm. The price for dinner and concert is $49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Concert only seating is available for $25.00.
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