Carlos Henriquez: Back in the Bronx
TICKETS: $30, $45, $50, $65
One of the first truly bilingual musicians, equally virtuosic with the language of jazz and the Afro-Latin tradition, Carlos Henriquez – the Bronx-born, Nuyorican veteran bassist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – is a force to be reckoned with. By age 14, Henriquez was performing at People’s Park, across the street from his high school, with Latin jazz greats Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz, and as a member of the first ever top-placing Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Festival and Competition jazz band, Henriquez’ roots with Jazz at Lincoln Center run deep.
To kick off Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015-16 concert season, the Bronx native brings Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis back to the Bronx with a one-night-only performance at Lehman College, where his compositions and most notable arrangements will be front and center. Joined by special guest percussionists, Henriquez presents music that shows the breadth of his technical and stylistic dexterity. A musical director for countless performances, including the 2014 Jazz at Lincoln Center debut concert of salsa giant Rubén Blades; a well-loved educator with our Jazz For Young People series; and notably, the music director for our historic trip to Cuba in 2010, Henriquez is truly homegrown talent, both of the Bronx, and of Jazz at Lincoln Center, who has become a cornerstone of a shared story.
*Program Subject to Change