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Performance Information

Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative presents José André Montaño and his trio, as part of a season-long series of events showcasing Latinx artists who live in Washington, D.C. Montaño is a prodigious young Latin jazz artist who previously appeared at the Kennedy Center with Jason Moran.

José André Montaño is a jazz pianist and composer. Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, he taught himself to play piano from a very young age. His original compositions blend jazz, rock, blues, bossa nova, and Latin folk music. He has performed for audiences at prestigious festivals and concert halls around the world, and has been featured by Reuters and the BBC.

José André Trio
José André Montaño, piano
Herman Bernay, bass
Kelton Norris, drums
Special Guest: Yana Nikol, flute

This performance is made possible by Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround Inc., and Events DC. It is part of Washington Performing Arts’ global programming initiative, The World in Our City: Latinx in D.C., which provides perspective on what it means to be a citizen of the world through a unique arts-based lens.

This event will be streamed live

Free, no tickets required


About the Mars Urban Arts Initiative
The Mars Urban Arts Initiative (MUAI) is a creative platform for Washington Performing Arts and the D.C. community to celebrate and empower local artists through performances, unique educational programs, and interdisciplinary grassroots collaborations that showcase the diversity and vitality of our city. D.C. has always been an incubator for powerful artistic voices with worldwide resonance, from Duke Ellington and Todd Duncan to Shirley Horn and Chuck Brown. Reflective of our founder Patrick Hayes’ motto, “Everybody in, nobody out,” the Mars Urban Arts Initiative amplifies the role of local artists throughout Washington Performing Arts’ productions, educational opportunities, and special events. MUAI also curates educational workshops, master classes, and student performances that connect local students with distinguished performers, in conjunction with our signature education programs, such as the Capital Arts Partnership, Embassy Adoption Program, and Gospel Choirs. The Mars Urban Arts Initiative is anchored by residencies for leading artists and ensembles, curated performances across all eight wards, and artistic happenings that reflect what it means to call D.C. home.

Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.

 

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