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MDC Hosts Free Concert with Wolfson Latin Jazz Big Band Nov. 1


Miami, FL – The community is invited to attend a free concert featuring Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Latin Jazz Big Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Wolfson Campus Auditorium.

The Wolfson Latin Jazz Big Band is downtown Miami's resident professional contemporary Latin Jazz orchestra, a project formed in 2006 as the collaboration of like-minded musicians from Miami’s jazz and Latin music communities. For this concert, the band will perform a mixture of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, contemporary jazz and soul.

The ensemble is a unique collection of working musicians enrolled for professional development, MDC faculty, and talented students. Many of the groups’ members have performed with the likes of the late Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, Frankie Ruiz, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Chaka Khan, and the Funk Brothers, among others.

The bands’ repertoire includes original music written for the group by composers such as Chino Nunez (Grammy-award winning producer), Rafael “California” Valencia (veteran Miami bassist/composer), and Jaui Schneider (former member of Ray Barretto’s orchestra) among many others.

“This group started as a side project and quickly grew into something that exceeded all of our expectations,” says the band’s director Dr. Peter Francis. “It’s a real honor to work with these excellent musicians, playing some really great music.”

WHAT:             Free Concert Featuring MDC’s Wolfson Latin Jazz Big Band

WHEN:            Tuesday, Nov. 1

7p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:          MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., downtown Building 1, Room 1261 (second floor)

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Francis at 305-479-5029, or the Wolfson Campus Department of Arts and Philosophy at 305-237-3711.


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