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