On Friday, January 30, we'll again get a chance to hear the Afro-Peruvian musical cocktail of Gabriel Alegria and his sextet. This return engagement to Exodus to Jazz (and my third time hearing him in Rochester) will further deepen my appreciation of Alegria's unique blending of the rich Afro-Peruvian musical heritage, Peruvian folk music, and other flavors. As an added bonus, I hope I'll get another chance to see that wild man percussionist "Huevito" playing the cajón, a box-like percussion instrument. The guy is smokin!
This penultimate gig of ETJ's "Latin Heat" series (it was supposed to be the last, but there's still one, Susan Pereira & Sabór Brasil, to be rescheduled) will commence at the Clarion Riverside Hotel, 120 Main Street East, Rochester, NY, 14604 at 8:00 PM with two one-hour sets. Doors will open at 7:00 PM. Reserved seats are $25; General Admission seats are $20 (for more information on the new approach, see my earlier post here). To order tickets, go to TicketWeb.com or email your order to Exodus to Jazz.