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The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bobby Sanabria, presents “FOR HORACE, MANNY and MARIO” a tribute to Horace Silver, Manny Albam and Mario Bauz, on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm in the School’s John C. Borden Auditorium.

The program will include:
Cubauz, by Michael Philip Mossman
Dedicated to Mario Bauz, the father of Afro-Cuban jazz, based on Dizzy Gillespie’s ground breaking 1940’s masterpiece Things to Come
A Song for Horace by Michael Philip Mossman
Mambo #9 ¾ by Michael Philip Mossman
Dedicated to Manny Albam
Corazn Partido (Broken Heart) by Gene Marlow
Soy Antillana by Mario Recif, arr. by Ray Santos
A melody in the son style recorded by Celia Cruz in 1977 on an album titled La Ceiba. Featured will be MSM voice major Rachel Kara Perez

Quedate by Mario Bauz, Jorge Dalto and Paquito D’Rivera

Adios Mario by Bobby Sanabria, arr. by John Dimartino

Bobby wrote this piece in honor of Mario Bauz upon his death in 1993

Groovin’ High by Dizzy Gillespie, arr. by Mark Taylor, adapted by Bobby Sanabria

Tataliba by Felipe Yanes, arr. by Tito Puente

Zambia by Mario Bauz, Ren Hernndez, arr. by Marcus Persiani

Pianist, composer, bandleader Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, known to jazz fans the world over as Horace Silver is known for his distinctive humorous and funky playing style and for his pioneering compositional contributions in hard bop. Co-founder (along with Art Blakey) of the legendary Jazz Messengers, Silver has been influenced by a wide range of musical styles, notably gospel music, African music, and Latin American music. His Latin tinged pieces like Señor Blues, Nica's Dream, and Song For My Father have become jazz standards.

The son of Lithuanian immigrants, Manny Albam was born in the Dominican Republic when his mother went into labor en route to the Mario Bauzá is acknowledged as the father of Afro-Cuban jazz. A child prodigy on clarinet, and then later on alto sax and trumpet, Mario became the musical director and co-founder one of the most important orchestras of the 20th century, the Machito Afro- Cubans. His vision brought forth the first true marriage of Afro- Cuban rhythms and jazz arranging technique in 1943 with his composition, Tanga.

Free Tickets are required for the MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra concert. For free tickets, contact the Manhattan School of Music Concert Office at www.msmnyc.edu or by calling 917.493.4428. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Manhattan School of Music is located on the northwest corner of 122nd Street and Broadway, and is accessible by public transportation. MTA bus lines at Broadway and 122nd Street, and the M5 bus arrives at Riverside Drive; the M4 and M104 arrive at Broadway; and the M60 and M11 arrive at Amsterdam Avenue. The No. 1 subway line stops at 116th Street. If arriving via Metro North, stop at Harlem-125th Street and board the M60 bus from any subway line with a 125th stop.

The Manhattan School of Music Concert Office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and one hour before curtain for ticketed events. For a recorded, up-to-date concert schedule, call the MSM Concert Line at 917.493.4528.


Monday, March 30
New York City Latin Jazz Summit at Manhattan School of Music Room 607 – Open Rehearsal Clinic and Master Class with Bobby Sanabria directing the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, April 2
New York City Latin Jazz Summit Grand Finale Concert Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra in concert at Lehman College, Bronx, New York at 1:30 – For information call 718.960.8247

Monday, April 20
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra will be celebrating the 88th birthday of NEA Jazz Master, CANDIDO

Tuesday, May 12
The release of KENYA REVISITED LIVE !!! on the Jazzheads label Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria featuring NEA Jazz Master, Candido

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