Latin Jazz in the City

A Musical Tribute to the Greatest Latin American Women Singers of All Time
Thursday, October 4, 2018
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

The influence of Afro-Cuban music on jazz goes back to its nineteenth-century origins and New Orleans, but Latin Jazz, like Salsa music, is primarily a New York City phenomenon. It emerged in the 1940s from the interactions in the city of Cuban immigrant musicians such as Machito, Mario Bauzá, and Chano Pozo with proponents of the bebop style of jazz, particularly Dizzy Gillespie, himself a migrant from South Carolina.

In this concert, acclaimed Chilean vocalist Claudia Acuña and Venezuelan Grammy-nominated guitarist Jorge Glem join renowned New York-based musicians Ricky Rodriguez on bass, Luisito Quintero on percussion, and Baden Goyo on piano, for a jazz interpretation of the work of legendary Latin American female singer/composers such as Violeta Parra, Celia Cruz, and Mercedes Sosa.

Join us for an enchanting evening of song and celebration that brings together culture and creativity.


Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Institute of Latin American Studies and the Columbia University Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.

A recording of selections from this concert is available on YouTube.

Oct. 4, 2018 - 6:00 PM