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Well-known to our audiences as the veteran bassist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Carlos Henriquez headlines for the first time in our season with this sure-to-be-hot outing. Born and raised in the Bronx, Henriquez gigged in his teens with the likes of Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri before joining JLCO in the ’90s. As heard on his acclaimed debut disc, The Bronx Pyramid (2015), both his playing and his compositions are as culturally rich as his home borough, melding influences from ’60s-era hard bop, Afro-Cuban salsa, classical music, and more. “Nearly every note from Carlos Henriquez… is cool, clear, judicious,” the New York Times wrote. “He waits for his moment, then delivers with concision.”
Linger Longer! Join the Carlos Henriquez Sextet and Washington Performing Arts’ Junior Board after the show as they transform Sixth & I’s Social Hall into a jazz speakeasy and “Linger Longer” with the musicians over drinks (cash bar).
METRO ALERT: Sixth & I is Metro-accessible via the Gallery Place-Chinatown station on the Red, Yellow, and Green Lines (use the 7th and H Street exit). Please note that major track work is scheduled for the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines this weekend, and several downtown stations will be closed. If you are traveling by Metro, please allow extra travel time. (Street parking in the Sixth & I neighborhood is extremely limited. Click here for additional information.)
Washington Performing Arts performances at Sixth & I are made possible by the Abramson Family Foundation.
Washington Performing Arts’ 50th Anniversary Season is generously sponsored by Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather.
This engagement of Carlos Henriquex Sextet is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.