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Jazz at Lincoln Center
3 Columbus Circle
Frederick P. Rose Hall
New York  New York  10019
United States
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band: West Side Story at 60 Reimagined

Percussionist, composer, educator, and multi-Grammy Award nominee Bobby Sanabria has been a staple of the Latin jazz community for over 30 years. On this special weekend during Puerto Rican heritage month, we celebrate Sanabria’s birthday with some great music! A recipient of countless awards and grants, Sanabria has played with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and Mario Bauza, and he has been featured on numerous film soundtracks. Tonight, Sanabria will be leading the big band from his recent album, Multiverse, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

The performance will feature new takes on the music from Leonard Bernstein’s timeless Broadway masterpiece, West Side Story, which fused progressive big band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, and Latin rhythms into a revolutionary musical experience that Sanabria will bring to life in a brand new fashion. Reserve a seat, but be prepared to move!

With music director and percussionist Bobby Sanabria; alto and soprano saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist David Dejesus; alto and soprano saxophonist/flutist Andrew Gould; tenor saxophonist/clarinetist/flutists Peter Brainin and Yaacov Maymon; baritone saxophonist/bass clarinetist Danny Rivera; trumpeters Kevin Bryan, Shareef Clayton, Max Darché, and Andrew Neesely; trombonists Dave Miller, Tim Sessions, and Armando Vergara; bass trombonist/tuba player Chris Washburne; flutist/piccolo player Gabrielle Garo; electric violinist Ben Sutin; pianist Darwin Noguera; electric bassist Leo Traversa; conga player Oreste Abrantes; bongó/cencerro/barīl de bomba player Matthew Gonzalez; and percussionist Takao Heisho