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Third time a charm? The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet returns to heat up Exodus to Jazz and Rochester

Gabriel Alegria imageThey've been a charm each time they've come, so it's likely the third one will be.... This Friday, it's again time to welcome the always exciting melting pot of jazz, traditional music from the coast of Peru, and other influences of the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet. Again brought to you by Exodus to Jazz,the series at which they have appeared at least twice before (I think this will be the group's fourth time in Rochester as I saw them back in 2006 at UofR). Ranging from standards like Summertime with the Peruvian heat added by congero Huevito's cajón, to some straight ahead sounds written by Alegria or members of this band, all the way to Peruvian "folk jazz," this group is always a trip to other places (plus they will likely be telling you about the trip to Peru that they use to help fund their tours and recordings). 

The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet will begin generate some heat in the still cold winter in Rochester at 8:00 pm for the first of two one-hour sets at the Radisson Riveride Hotel, Riverview Ballroom, in Rochester on Friday, March 12, 2010. Ticket prices are:

  • Reserved seats - $25 (table seating for 4 - 5 people)
  • General Admission - $20 (theatre style, “first come, first seated”)
  • Students - $10 at the door with current ID
Tickets are available at Wegmans "That's the Ticket" locations, TicketWeb.com and via email order to ExodusToJazz@aol.com (Reserved Seat tickets only). For additional information send an email to Exodus To Jazz or call (585) 733-7685.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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