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Sunday, September 17, 2023
7:00 PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

CANCELLED – Poncho Sanchez – 7:00 PM

DUE TO ARTIST CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THIS CONCERT DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket-holders will be contacted directly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more than three decades, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and unforgettable melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. Throughout his career, Sanchez has held aloft the torch lit by such innovators as Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, and Cal Tjader; embraced by each of those icons and entrusted to carry forward the traditions of Latin Jazz.

Sanchez’s influences are numerous, and his catalogue is rich with his homages to several of his mentors — Santamaria, Puente, and Tjader among them. But alongside those Latin pioneers, among the more prominent figures that inform his music is iconic saxophonist John Coltrane. On Sanchez’s latest album, Trane’s Delight, he pays tribute to the late jazz legend with Latin-tinged re-imaginings of Coltrane classics as well as new pieces composed in honor of the tenor titan. With Trane’s Delight, Sanchez continues to honor the giants whose music has helped shape his own, while building upon the rich legacy they’ve left behind. Sanchez’s deeply personal reimagining of the jazz canon, as well as his own spirited original compositions, affirm his place at the forefront of Latin jazz’s trailblazers.

Poncho Sanchez Website
Sponsored by Latin Jazz Docs
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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