Latin Jazz with Orquesta K’Che
April 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
One event on April 16, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Welcome back bandleader Billy Marrero and his 12-piece ensemble, Orquesta K’Che, for another explosive weekend of upbeat Latin Jazz and rhythms from Latin America. Bring your dancing shoes.
Start with American jazz, add instruments like the congas, clave, timbale, bongos, use them to create rhythms of the rhumba, mambo, samba, conga and bossa nova and you’ve got the essence of Afro-Cuban jazz made famous by people like Mario Bauza, Machito, and Tito Puente and the Brazilian jazz of Antonio Carlos Jobin, Joao Gilberto, Milton Nasciamento and many others. It’s a fusion of American Jazz and Latino Soul for a memorable night of music.
The North Carolina’s Triangle area Latin dance band Orquesta K’Che [“kah-CHAY”], is the brainchild of percussionist/leader Billy Marrero. When on stage, the eleven (11) piece band, (four piece horn section, five piece rhythm section and two vocalist), will delight the you by projecting the sensuous melodies and driving rhythms of Latin jazz at its finest.
We look forward to seeing you again.
JazzArts Charlotte’s top priority is the safety of our students, artists, staff, volunteers, and audiences.
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, we are in touch with Blumenthal Performing Arts to determine whether rescheduling performances will be required. Tickets and subscriptions for rescheduled shows will be honored.