Monday, May 17, 2010

Gary Morgan's "PanAmericana!" Band live @ Gillespie Auditorium, NY, May 18

Gary Morgan's 20-piece Big Band "PanAmericana!" returns to Gillespie Auditorium, tomorrow night, May 18!

You won't want to miss Gary Morgan's 20-piece Latin jazz band "PanAmericana!" on Tuesday, May 18 at Jazz Tuesdays in the Gillespie Auditorium at the NY Baha'i Center (53 East 11th Street between University Place and Broadway). There will be 2 shows: 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. Please call 212-222-5159 for Reservations and Information.

Gary Morgan is an award-winning composer/arranger/bandleader who fronts an exciting 20 piece latin jazz orchestra called PanAmericana! that features his original compositions and also his arrangements of contemporary songs from the most talented composers from Brazil, Cuba and New York, such as Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Itiberê Zwarg, Toninho Horta, Hilario Duran and Chucho Valdez.

The range of rhythms encompasses samba, bossa, baião, maracatu, frevo, mambo and danzon, played by a gifted assemblage of New York jazz musicians, including:

Trumpets: John Walsh, Seneca Black, John Bailey, Alex Norris
Trombones: Noah Bless, Alan Ferber, Charley Gordon, Chris Olness
French Horns: Shelagh Abate, Jacquelyn Adams
Saxophones: Norbert Stachel, Kurt Bacher, Ben Drazen, Dave Riekenberg, Carl Maraghi
Bass: Andy Elau
Piano: Bob Quaranta
Drums: Ray Marchica
Percussion: Tony deVivo, Carlos Maldonado
Vocals & Percussion: Richard Boukas

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Admission is 15.00, 10.00 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for advance tickets and information.

The John Birks Gillespie Auditorium, dedicated to the late jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, who was a Bahá'í, is located in the heart of Greenwich Village within the New York City Bahá'í Center. Beginning on January 6, 2004, the anniversary of Dizzy’s death, his former pianist and musical director, Mike Longo, began presenting weekly jazz concerts every Tuesday evening at 8:00 and 9:30 PM.

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