JAZZ AT THE CROSSROADS:
THE DANCE OF ELEGGUA
Minton’s and New Dimensions in Latin Jazz present Jazz at the Crossroads: The Dance of Eleggua. a four month festival celebrating the points of contact between roots music, the avant-garde, Latin and Afro-American jazz. Inspired by the Yoruban deity Eleggua, the guardian of the crossroads and ruler of the portal where past and future meet, Jazz at the Crossroads features a unique line-up of new artists and established masters whose work represents the perpetual rebirth of the Harlem experience.
Because it all started here, in Harlem – where Mario Bauza created Latin Jazz, and discovered Ella Fitzgerald – where Billie Holiday got her start, and where Duke Ellington became a star – and where Bebop was born, right here at Minton’s.
And now, something that happened for the first time is happening again – with Minton’s the presentations of the US debut of Cuban diva Melvis Santa; AfroLatino drummer Francisco Mora-Catlett & AfroHORN; AfroCuban master percussionist/vocalist Roman Diaz & El Gallo Mistico in a work created for Minton’s; Don Pancho Terry, direct from Cuba; post-bebop trumpeter Jack Walrath & Masters of Suspense; the Grammy-winning Argentinean piano virtuoso Fernando Otero’s quintet; the US debut of Cuban diva Melvis Santa, Cuban drummer Emilio Valdes with jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield; Grammy-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch & Spheres of Influence; Cuban pianist/composer David Virelles & his trio; the dynamic jazz painist George Burton with his quintet; Brazilian guitarist Ulisses Rocha, direct from Sao Paolo; Cuban jazz saxophonist Yosvany Terry’s quintet.
Organized by Dita Sullivan / New Dimensions in Latin Jazz.
Band plays from 7:00-11:00pm with intermittent breaks. Doors open for dinner service at 6:00pm.
MUSIC CHARGE $10 – at the bar, $20 – at a table
DINNER RESERVATIONS: Recommended DRESS CODE: Jackets are recommended