CARLOS HENRIQUEZ: BACK IN THE BRONX
Saturday, September 12 at 8:00pm
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Bronx
Bassist Carlos Henriquez leads Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
and special guests Bobby Allende and Marc Quiñones to open 2015-16 season
Reaching out into the boroughs, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015-16 season opens in the Bronx on September 12, 2015, 8pm at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts with the debut of new compositions and arrangements by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez. The Bronx-born, Nuyorican veteran bassist of the orchestra returns home to honor his musical roots, joined by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The orchestra will also be joined by special guests percussionists Bobby Allende and Marc Quiñones.
One of the first truly bilingual musicians, equally virtuosic with the language of jazz and the Afro-Latin tradition, Henriquez is a force to be reckoned with. By age 14, he was performing at People’s Park, across the street from his high school, with Latin jazz greats like 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 band. Henriquez’ roots with Jazz at Lincoln Center run deep, and to kick off the new season, he brings Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra back to the Bronx for this very special one-night-only performance at Lehman Center.
Henriquez presents music that shows the breadth of his technical and stylistic dexterity, where his compositions and most notable arrangements will be front and center. A musical director for countless performances, including the orchestra’s historic trip to Cuba in 2010, three nights of sold-out concerts with salsa giant Rubén Blades in November 2014, and critically acclaimed concerts celebrating the music of Puente and Machito in June 2015, Henriquez is a truly homegrown talent, both of the Bronx and of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Themed ‘Jazz and American Song’, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 28th season celebrates the music of the stage and silver screen and uplifts jazz’s emerging voices through an impressive array of more than 80 concerts and programs, anchored by the exceptional Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Tickets are now on sale to the general public for “Carlos Henriquez: Back in the Bronx” at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts (250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468) on September 12, and all single tickets for the 2015-16 season.
Tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 28th season concerts can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am, to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).