Gary Morgan & Panamericana! to Perform at Birdland, May 12, 19 and 26


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May 12, 19 and 26, Two Shows, 9 & 11 PM
Music Charge $20**, Minimum $10
Reservations & Info (212) 581 3080

PANAMERICANA! is a 20 piece Jazz Orchestra that plays music from the New World. the US, Cuba, and especially, the contempoary music of Brazil. Featured composers are: Chico Buarque, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Jovino Santos Neto and Itibere Zwarg. They also play the music of various regions of Brazil, sambas, bossa novas and choros from Rio, as well as baiaos, frevos, and maracatus from the northeast. In addition, they play mambos, rhumbas, guaguancos, cha-chas and danzons by a variety of composers. The band is distinguished by a burning brass section, including French Horns, a virtuoso saxophone section with an array of woodwinds, and a propulsive percussion section.

GARY MORGAN is an award winning, accomplished composer/arranger with a longtime involvement with latin music who does all the arrangements and also features his own original composiions. These three Mondays at Birdland promise to be an exciting event in modern music. Also available will be the band's first CD release, “Live at Birdland" on the CAP label, from a recent performance.

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