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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.”
Washington Performing Arts performances at Sixth & I are made possible by the Abramson Family Foundation.
The 50th Anniversary Season is generously sponsored by Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather.
This engagement of Carlos Henriquez is made possible through the DC Special Presenters Initiative program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.