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Carlos Henriquez Octet

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“Nearly every note from Carlos Henriquez…is cool, clear, judicious. He waits for his moment, then delivers with concision.” – New York Times

Get ready for a high-energy tribute to the Latin jazz legacy of trumpet legend and bebop pioneer John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie as Bronx-born bassist, composer, and longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra veteran Carlos Henriquez takes the Sixth & I stage with his ace octet. With a style combining currents of ’60s-era hard bop, Afro-Cuban salsa, classical music, and more, Henriquez is an ideal explorer of Dizzy’s own wide-ranging songbook, which, in addition to straight-ahead standards like “A Night in Tunisia” and “Salt Peanuts,” includes seminal Afro-Cuban jazz compositions like “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo.”

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Frank and Sylvia White and Altria Group, Inc. Washington Performing Arts performances at Sixth & I are made possible through the generous support of the Galena-Yorktown Foundation.

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