Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Ray Mantilla
Thursday, May 17, 2018
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
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Join us for a live concert with Ray Mantilla, legendary conga player along with his exciting jazz and latin quartet.
Ray Mantilla has been a professional percussionist for over 60 years. He has toured the world, notably Cuba with Dizzy Gillespie and Italy every year for the past 35 years, and has played with jazz greats like Max Roach, Art Blakey, Eartha Kitt, Charles Mingus, and Freddie Hubbard, as well as most of the great latin music orchestras including Tito Puente's. Ray has been recognized by the South Bronx Cultural Trail and the state of Connecticut. These performances feature his exciting small ensemble.
Joining Ray Mantilla is line-up of world class musicians:
- Diego Lopez - drums
- Mike Freeman - vibraphone
- Cucho Martinez - bass
- J.R. Dejesus- keyboard
Every Thursday midday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Hansborough Recreation Center (concerts are outdoors weather permitting)
4/12 & 5/3 - Phil Young - Drummer and leader of "the Harlem Hip" -- as recently seen in The New Yorker
4/19 & 5/10 - George Braith - Hard-swinging underground legend of the saxophone and his own invention, the sopralto Braithophone
4/26 & 5/17 - Ray Mantilla – Legendary conga player brings his exciting jazz / latin quartet
The events are free but let us know you're coming:
Hansborough RSVP to jazzserieshb.eventbrite.com.
Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.