Jazz in the Park- Orquesta Tumbao
- Thursday, July 26, 2012 • 5-9pm
Location: Cathedral Square Park
Orquesta Tumbao ~ July 26
Orquesta Tumbao was formed in 2011 to bring together some of the tremendous Latin Jazz performers on the faculty of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. This all-star ensemble is dedicated to promoting Latin jazz, educating the public about the rich traditions and cultural origins of the music, and delivering high energy performances of classics from the repertoire. Orquesta Tumbao presents public performances, educational concerts and Latin jazz residencies to public schools through the WCM Jazz Institute, which is made possible by the generous support of the Eric D. Batterman Memorial Grant.
In spring 2012 Orquesta was in residence at Bruce Guadalupe Middle School where they presented numerous rhythm section workshops and master classes, an 8-week course in improvisation, and an educational concert. They also performed “This is Latin Jazz!” as part of the Conservatory’s Lincoln Center for the Arts Concert series. During the 2012 - 2013 school year the Orquesta will be in residence at the Milwaukee High School for the Arts. For information about bringing a Jazz, Latin Jazz, or World Drumming residency to your school contact the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music at 414/276-5760.
Orquesta Tumbao is:
Robert Figueroa – Percussion (Nabori)
Cecilio Negron Jr. – Percussion (De La Buena, Cache, Kings Go Forth)
Julio Pabon – Percussion (De La Buena)
Bony Plog-Benavides – Percussion (Wisconsin Conservatory)
William Torres – Flute (Cache, Pueblo Latino Orchestra)
Eric Jacobson – Trumpet (We Six, De La Buena, Kings Go Forth)
Aaron Gardner – Tenor Saxophone (De La Buena, Choir Fight)
Max Day – Trombone (De La Buena, Pueblo Latino Orchestra)
David Wake – Piano (De La Buena, Kings Go Forth)
Jim Paolo – Bass (La Chazz)
Jazz in the Park
Thursdays June 7- September 6, 2012
Cathedral Square Park
5 - 9 pm
Happy Hour at 5pm
Music starts at 6pm
Click here for complete lineup & details
Jazz in the Park is Milwaukee's favorite free, outdoor, summer music series, featuring an eclectic lineup of jazz, big band, funk, R & B, reggae, blues and more. Performers come from across town or across the country.
Concerts take place Thursday evenings, 5pm-9pm from June 7 through September 6, in Cathedral Square Park. Music starts at 6pm, but stop by early for Jazz in the Park Happy Hour and get great drink specials from 5-6pm!
Jazz in the Park is produced by a non-profit organization and asks that you leave your adult beverages at home. All proceeds from sales at Jazz in the Park help offset the high costs of production and ensure the continued success of the festival. Please do your part to support this event.