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Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet & Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band

Report and photos from performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.

Andy and Jerry Gonzalez in performance at Zellerback Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.
Andy and Jerry Gonzalez in performance at Zellerback Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.
Andy and Jerry Gonzalez in performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.
Larry Willis in performance with Jerry Gonzalez & Fort Apache Band at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.
Omar Sosa in performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.
Omar Sosa in performance at Zellerbach Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa.

Continuing with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary season and the Latin Roots Series at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the audience was treated to a double performance by two outstanding musicians bringing their unique musical styles of Afro- Cuban and Latin Jazz to the Zellerbach Theatre on Friday, October 28, 2011.

Our first performer was five-time Grammy®-nominated, Cuban pianist, and composer Omar Sosa and his Afreecanos Quartet. The stage remained dark as Sosa, dressed in red and gold garb, walked on stage moving slowly and majestically toward the piano carrying a lighted candle in a red jar. He placed the candle atop the piano then began playing gentle chords as each member of the band took their places on stage. The band featured Marque Gilmore, drums; Childo Tomas, electric bass and percussions; Leandro Saint-Hill, saxophones. There was little talking and lots of concentrated playing.

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