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Thursday, September 30, 2010
BROWNSVILLE LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE & BROWNSVILLE LIVING ART EXHIBIT
WHO: The Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts (BSPA)
WHEN: Thursday October 7 through Sunday October 10, 2010
WHERE: Various Locations in Brownsville, Texas
The Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts (BSPA) invites you to its Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival, to take place this coming October 7, 8, 9 and 10. Inaugurated by the late great Tito Puente in 1997, it's become the pride of Brownsville and one of the most anticipated events in the Rio Grande Valley’s cultural calendar. The Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival has hosted countless Latin Jazz artists of the highest caliber, advanced multi-cultural diversity, generated tourism, improved our quality of life and entertained thousands for fourteen years! It is widely recognized as the premier Latin Jazz Festival in all South Texas and one of the best in the USA! Recognizing this achievement, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Festival a generous grant for the third year in a row and the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has likewise awarded BSPA with a prestigious organizational grant, citing the Festival as “an admirable event”. Both are the largest grants ever awarded by NEA and TCA to any performing arts presenter in the RGV!
The four-day weekend will feature top of the line artists, not only performing but also sharing their talent and experience with us locals, courtesy of the Festival! FREE AMATEUR SALSA CLASSES by Sabor Vallero are taking place NOW in selected clubs throughout the RGV; some of the top dancers in the world will give FREE MASTER SALSA CLASSES to a limited amount of dancers during Festival weekend; a FREE IMPROVISATION CLINIC by visiting flute and sax master Pete Whitman, pianist Laura Caviani, drummer Wayne Salzmann, and local bassist Matt Johnson will take place on Friday, October 8; and visiting pro vocalist Lucia Newell will also offer a FREE BRAZILIAN VOCALS CLINIC. Please contact Rosie Coronado at 956-831-9590 for times and locations. The Festival program is as follows:
THURSDAY OCTOBER 7 / KICK-OFF JAZZ JAM AT BARCELONA NIGHTS!
The Festival’s opening night will kick-off Brownsville’s newly created Historic Downtown Entertainment District on Adams Street between 12th and 13th Streets with a FREE STREET PARTY & CONCERT featuring the award-winning UTB/TSC One O’clock Jazz Band and the veteran all-star lineup of the Charles Hearn Sextet. Between sets, BSPA will inaugurate its brand-new 16’x9’ giant outdoor movie screen with HBO’s El Espiritu de la Salsa courtesy of CineSol Film Festival. Enjoy great pizza and wings by Barcelona Nights and cool drinks by Joe Kenney’s Cobblehead’s Bar & Grill. Be there by 7:30 PM and stay ‘til after midnight. Help us launch the hottest entertainment district in South Texas!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 8 / BRAZILIAN JAZZ JAM AT SHENANIGANS!
It’s another FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT featuring a Musical Tribute to Brazilian Music with Twin-Cities based pro vocalist Lucia Newell, pianist Laura Caviani and flute and sax master Pete Whitman, Austin celebrities Liz Morphis on vocals and Wayne Salzmann on drums, all hosted by BSPA producer and jazz guitar virtuoso Clay Moore & His Frontera Jazz Quartet. The audience will be treated to an amazing guitar-flute session by Dr. Michael Quantz, BSPA’s Vice-President martial-arts sensei and classical guitar guru, accompanied by flute professor Dr. Cristina Balliatori. Music outdoors starts at 7:30 PM and ends midnight… but stay for the indoor jam session until 2:00 am! Festival partner Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grill is located at 2451 Pablo Kisel Blvd. in north Brownsville, right in front of Best Buy.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 9 / NIGHT AT THE COPA WITH PONCHO SANCHEZ!
It’s the Festival’s headline event in an ambiance reminiscent of a classic Latin dance club with legendary congüero and Grammy Award Winner PONCHO SANCHEZ from Los Angeles and an opening set by the RGV’s top Salsa band Grupo Aché. Come dance and enjoy a spectacular Salsa show by the world’s top dancers: Ritmo y Sabor from Oaxaca… current ESPN Salsa Team World Champions! Delicious festival food and drinks by Joe Kenney’s Cobblehead’s Bar & Grill. Doors will open at 7:00pm at the Jacob Brown Auditorium, 600 International Blvd.. General admission is $30 per person and Reserved VIP Tables for six are only $300.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 / DEL CASTILLO AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE!
It’s everyone’s favorite FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT! Excellent music, dance, art, food and wholesome family entertainment from 2:00 to 10:00 pm in front of the Capitol Theatre on the corner of 11th and E. Levee Streets in Historic Downtown Brownsville, featuring the Charles Hearn Sextet, Guajiro 14, the Austin Samba School (Acadêmicos da Ópera) and none other than DEL CASTILLO… the world-touring, award-winning Brownsville super band! Hard-core Cowboys football fans can keep an eye on the game inside the Capitol Theatre in our giant 16’x9’ screen. Wrapping up will be Grupo Aché so dance the night away! Bring grandma, grandpa & the kids for quality entertainment they won’t forget!
Beautiful tropical art from Imágenes Studio and Friends will be on display at every event and available for purchase! ARTWORK BY: TONI HUDSON, ANTONIO ANTINORI, GABRIEL TREVINO
Buy tickets for Saturday’s Poncho Sanchez Concert at the door or, better yet, buy them online with PayPal or your credit card at www.brolatinjazz.org. Call BSPA at 956-831-9590 directly, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to buy or reserve VIP tables for six.
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