Arts, Culture & Fun: Ray Mantilla
Saturday, June 9, 2018
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
In partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America. Legendary conga player Ray Mantilla and his exciting quintet perform outdoors in the park.
A professional percussionist for more than 60 years, Ray Mantilla has been the first-call conguero for everyone from Max Roach, Art Blakey and Charles Mingus to Ray Barretto, Herbie Mann and Tito Puente. All of his 14 albums as a leader have hit the jazz charts, including his latest, High Voltage.
Bring a blanket, a picnic and your dancing shoes!
Ray Mantilla quintet:
Diego Lopez - drums
Mike Freeman - vibraphone
Cucho Martinez - bass
J. R. Dejesus- keyboard
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.