NYC Latin Jazz Percussionist Bobby Sanabria Plays Nighttown With Local Jazz Musicians

Wed 6/12 @ 7:30PM

You’d think New York-based Bobby Sanabria was a Clevelander, he’s so well-known in the local music scene. But the Grammy-nominated Latin jazz percussionist’s connection to this city is through the late Roberto Ocasio, a fellow Latin jazz performer who was a classmate at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Sanabria returns to Northeast Ohio each year to be artist-in-residence at the annual Latin Jazz camp founded in honor of Ocasio, who died in a car accident in 2004.

His next visit will be to Nighttown where he’ll hook up with a couple of players who are linchpins of the local jazz scene — pianist Jackie Warren and acoustic bass player Peter Dominguez. Together the “Tres Magos (Three Magicians)” will perform what’s sure to be a lively evening of music at Nighttown.

And while you’re there, pick up a copy of Sanabria’s double CD West Side Story Reimagined, a Latin jazz reworking of the famous Bernstein score. A portion of the proceeds go to the Jazz Foundation of America’s Puerto Relief Fund to aid help it recover from the ruinous hurricanes of 2017.

Tickets are $20.

Bobby Sanabria


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