Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band Pay Tribute to John Coltrane At South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler BayFL 33189

Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band with special guest James Carter perform interpretations of the 1962 John Coltrane album, Olé Coltrane on April 5 at 8pm at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $29-$50. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. FREE parking is available.

Poncho Sanchez is a Mexican-American conguero (conga player), Latin jazz band leader, and salsa singer. In 2000, Sanchez and his ensemble won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for their work on the Concord Picante album Latin Soul. Sanchez has performed with artists Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaría, Hugh Masekela, Clare Fischer and Tower of Power, among others. Sanchez has created the Olé Coltrane program to exhibit the spiritual heat, passion, and earthy sensuality he finds in Coltrane’s work.

James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past twenty-five years. His music is fueled by deep respect and intimate knowledge of the jazz tradition.

These artists will perform sections from Olé Coltrane, a little known John Coltrane album. Recorded for Atlantic, in between his Africa/Brass album sessions, the album was overlooked by critics when Impulse heralded Coltrane’s debut album for their label. Coltrane had taken to his Olé sessions with the same creativity that informed his later albums. In fact, All About Jazz music website trumps that recording as “one of the greatest transitional albums of all times”.

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