Blind Tiger Tribute to Mongo Satamaria @ Mercury Cafe Denver, Denver [24 September]

Blind Tiger Tribute to Mongo Satamaria


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24
September
12:00 - 15:00

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Mercury Cafe Denver
2199 California St, Denver, Colorado 80205
Our next Centennial Series celebration will be a Blind Tiger event paying tribute to legendary conguero, Ramón “Mongo” Santamaría. A rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist, Mongo is most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard “Afro Blue” and was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul, paving the way for the boogaloo era of the late 1960s. His 1963 hit rendition of Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The music will be presented by Ritmo Jazz Latino, Denver’s premier Latin jazz ensemble featuring:

DR. WALTER BARR- TRUMPET, FLUGELHORN, ARRANGER
FRANSISCO MEJIAS – CONGAS, BATA, CORO
GONZALO TEPPAS – DOUBLE BASS
CRISTINE BARBOSA – VOCALIST, PIANIST, COMPOSER
DR. PETER ELLINGSON – KEYBOARDS & PERCUSSSION

Plus, as a special treat, this Gift of Jazz event will feature a Latin Dance Lesson with Senora and Jig Gillespie starting at 12:00pm

And as with all our Blind Tiger events, a gourmet meal with accompanying libations will be included. Seating is limited, so make your reservation today!
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