Miguel Zenón is organizing free jazz performances in Puerto Rico

Caravana Cultural is a project born out of a personal desire to present music at its purest form. Our main objective is to bring music directly to the people, setting aside any financial or business related interest. Just Music, Plain and Simple. By focusing on Jazz Music, we intend to eliminate any social or political stigma that could be tied to this style of music, while also taking this music to places where the public has had little or no exposure to it.

The concerts will focus exclusively on standard songs from the Jazz repertory and each performance will serve as a tribute to a legendary figure from the history of Jazz (Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington, among others). During the performance a previously chosen group of students from the “Revive la Musica” program will join the band on stage to perform a song. A “Pre - Concert Talk” will take place before each performance. These talks will include some insight into the music to be presented at the concert, as well as a discussion on the basics of Jazz and Jazz Improvisation.These concerts are absolutely FREE OF CHARGE and open to all ages.

Caravana Cultural - 2011 Dates
February 13th, 2011 - The Music of Miles Davis - Centro de Recepciones y Bellas Artes - Barranquitas, Puerto Rico
Featuring: Miguel Zenón (saxophone), Mike Rodríguez (trumpet), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Matt Penman (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums)
Pre-Concert Talk: 2PM     Concert: 5PM

June 12th, 2011 - The Music of Charlie Parker - Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
Featuring: Miguel Zenón (saxophone), Gerald Clayton (piano), Ben Williams (bass) and Kendrick Scott (drums)
October 2nd, 2011 - The Music of Ornette Coleman - Yauco, Puerto Rico
Featuring: Miguel Zenón (saxophone), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Ben Street (bass) and Adam Cruz (drums)

More dates to come in 2012!
Submitted by Bobby on February 11th, 2011 — 04:30pm