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A special Latin Jazz edition of the Blue Groove celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month on Sunday at 7:00 pm

Written by on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Get your dancing shoes on, roll up the rug and crank up the volume, as the Blue Groove celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a special edition featuring Latin Jazz, music from Cuba and salsa music inspired by life on the streets and in the after-hours dance clubs of NYC. 

You’ll hear how Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo, a newly arrived, non-English speaking Cuban percussionist, changed American music forever; Cal Tjader, born in St. Louis to two Scandinavian touring vaudevillians and a major force in promoting Latin Jazz during his long career, will perform with a Latin Jazz dream team, 1960’s style; Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz and Héctor Lavoe will demonstrate Latin music’s power to bring people together; San Francisco’s  John Santos will pay tribute to John Coltrane, Latin Jazz style; and you’ll hear how some of today’s outstanding jazz artists- Carlos Henriquez, Bryan Lynch and Eddie Palmieri, Hilton Ruiz and Conrad Herwig- are keeping Latin Jazz in the forefront of today’s music scene.

So I hope you’ll join me for what will sure to be a very entertaining evening of Latin Jazz. Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this Sunday on WSLR 96.5 FM, Sarasota, 100.1 FM in Bradenton or on-line @ WSLR.org, just tap on Listen Live. And if you miss the show, check us out in the WSLR.org archives.