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Saturday, September 17, 2022
7:30 PM
Regular General Admission:
Gold Circle:
Independently Produced Event

RosaAzul with Senderos

6:45 PM
All Ages
Presented by Snazzy Productions. Masks are encouraged. The bar & café will be open. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information.

Led by Jose Chuy Hernandez and Adam Bolaños Scow, RosaAzul is a new ensemble of professional musicians presenting Mexican romantic, classical, and mariachi music with a polished flare. RosaAzul’s Kuumbwa debut will feature a diverse array of Mexican repertoire and will feature guest Russell Rodriguez, Assistant Professor and director of the Mariachi program at UCSC.

Hernandez and Bolaños-Scow founded RosaAzul as a performance-driven ensemble dedicated to honoring and presenting a wide array of Mexican music with their audiences. With their extensive musical backgrounds, RosaAzul is motivated to perform pieces with excellent musicianship and taste that allows audiences to appreciate and discover the variety and beauty of Mexican classical, mariachi, and romantic music. Originally formed as a trio, RosaAzul now features Jose Sanchez on trumpet, who brings a strong classical and jazz background to the group. Cesar Laris on vihuela and guitarron comes from a prominent family of mariachi musicians. Jose and Adam are both music teachers with students in Watsonville and Hollister, where the band was formed at the CANTA music academy.

Russell Rodriguez is assistant professor of music at UC Santa Cruz. Rodríguez has worked extensively as a performer, arranger, and teacher throughout the nation. In 2005 he co-produced the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings CD compilation Rolas de Aztlán: Songs of the Chicano Movement that featured the unsung Chicana/o musical artists and groups of the 1970s.

Senderos is a nonprofit creating successful pathways for the Latino community of Santa Cruz County and building cross-cultural connections locally and abroad. Latino culture and history are taught and celebrated through dance and music classes. Children, youth and adults represent countries of origin with pride in public performances throughout the year. Tutoring and scholarships for youth and adults promote biliteracy, biculturalism, academic skills, and higher education. Most of their youth participants will be the first in their families to attend college or university.

More info:  831-479-9421  |  Snazzy Productions


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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