Armando Vergara – Echoes of Our Roots

This show is part of our month-long Celebrating the Afro-Latin Roots of Jazz series.  The 2023 series is curated by trumpeter and bandleader, Kali Rodriguez-Pena.

This concert will delve into the profound journey of Afro-Latino heritage reclamation. Through melodies, rhythms, and personal reflections that are unique yet familiar, this performance will uncover the complexities of navigating identity and authenticity. A product of diverse manifestations of the diaspora as they intertwine, portraying the rich tapestry of African, European, and indigenous culture. Join us for an introspective exploration of resilience, unity, and the profound beauty of Afro-Latino roots.

Armando Vergara – Leader, Trombone
Franco Vittore – Guitar
Hamish Smith – Bass
Murphy Aucamp – Drums


Thu, Aug 10
7:00 pm

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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