Carmela Ramirez with Mariachi Pasion
Feb 17 | 7:30 pm | $36
Salsariachi! comes to Tempe Center for the Arts when Carmela Ramirez and her Latin Jazz Salsa band “Más”, create an evening of Latin Musical Fusion with Mariachi Pasión, an all-female Mariachi band. These award-winning performers have turned audiences on for many years performing in local venues and internationally. Afro-Cuban and son Jalisciense Mariachi rhythms will come alive in this electrifying concert!
Mar 17 | 7:30 pm | $35
Born and raised in Los Angeles, the renown Irish tenor Dennis McNeil received his degree in Music from U.C. Davis. He is a highly sought after performer in the corporate and concert world having performed for several of the top U.S corporations and for George W. Bush’s first Inauguration. He was also personally invited to sing at the Kennedy Space Center Memorial for the Space Shuttle Columbia and crew.
Jeff Hamilton Trio
Apr 21 | 7:30 pm | $40
Jeff Hamilton, Drummer - Jeff has been on nearly 200 recordings with artists such as Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Milt Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Mel Torme, John Pizzarelli, Benny Carter, Lalo Schifrin and many others.
Tamir Hendelman, Pianist - Tamir has been in demand as both pianist and arranger. His accomplishments include: receiving awards from ASCAP and the National Foundation For Advancement in the Arts, musical director for Lovewell Institute for Creative Arts and clinician for the Thelonius Monk Institute.
Christoph Luty, Bassist - Christoph Luty is known for his big, natural sound, melodic bass lines and solos, and articulate arco playing. He studied bass with his mentor John Clayton and also earned his Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California. His playing has received many accolades.
Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski
May 19 | 7:30 pm | $38
Brazilian-born Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-do), whom George Benson called “one of the greatest guitarists [he’s] seen in [his] whole life”, is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize.
Ohio-native Ken Peplowski is one of the leading clarinetists and sax players in jazz today. To date he’s performed and recorded with all the greats including Mel Torme, Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, George Shearing, Madonna, James Moody, Steve Allen, Woody Allen, and many more. He has recorded over 50 CDs as a soloist, and 400 as a sideman.
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