The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities.

Poncho Sanchez with Terence Blanchard: Cubano Be! Cubano Bop! A Tribute to Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 7:00 & 10:00 PM Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. $38 General Public/$36 Old Town School Members/$34 Seniors & Children BOX OFFICE: 773.728.6000 Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard, with the backing of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, have created a hot new project: Cubano Be! Cubano Bop!, a tribute to the legacy of the original conga king, Chano Pozo and his co-conspirator in Latin jazz, Dizzy Gillespie. In the late '40s Chano Pozo was at the top of his game. His rhythms descended from from the ceremonies of his Afro-Cuban religion; Santeria. With Dizzy Gillespie, their 1947 Carnegie Hall concert literally changed the face of musical history and the course of American jazz. Chano & Dizzy had created Afro-Cuban jazz; writing the standards, "Manteca," "Tin Tin Deo" and their performances on George Russell's "Cubano Be, Cubano Bop" burst the genre onto the musical map in a major way.

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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave., 60625, Chicago, United States


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