Grammy-winning conga player Poncho Sanchez and sultry jazz vocalist Nicole Henry will headline this year’s Jazz Under the Stars concert at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus’ Fred Shaw Plaza, 11011 SW 104 St.
Co-presented with MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the concert will take place on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit students pursuing degrees in music, theater and dance at the campus.
Sanchez will perform pieces from his latest album, Chano y Dizzy! The concert will pay homage to two of his most prominent influences and legends in the world of jazz, conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.
Songstress Henry will join Sanchez with her powerful voice that has established her as a peerless interpreter of jazz and pop standards, transcending genre boundaries. The MDC Jazz Vocal Ensemble will round out this magical evening.
Now in its sixth year, Jazz Under the Stars is a musical celebration for the entire family. Past performers include Jon Secada, Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres, Albita, Los Herederos, and more.MDC Live Arts is an initiative of MDC’s Cultural Affairs Department, created in 1990 as Cultura del Lobo.
MDC Live Arts continues a long legacy of bringing unique, diverse performances from around the world to South Florida. The mission is to present the newest, most challenging contemporary and culturally specific work being created in the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on the Americas, and to present work that is reflective of our multiethnic community. Tickets are $12 for the general public; free admission for MDC students with valid ID. To purchase tickets or for more information visit online at www.mdclivearts.org .