Saturday, August 26, 8pm, Negroni’s Trio will be joined by the great Puerto Rican trumpeter/composer Charlie Sepulveda and International recording singer/composer, Julia Vari. This unforgettable night of music, comradery and artistic creativity will make YOU, the audience, get up and dance to the fun-spirited rhythms of these extraordinary world-class musicians, performing brand-new arrangements of timeless classics from the U.S. and Latin America. Tickets are only $40 here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D005EB9C5FDC7FD. There is plenty of self parking in lot. We like masks if you do.
With 11 solo albums and three Latin GRAMMY nominations under their belt, Negroni’s Trio is a “father and son team” that have collaborated since 2002 to form an ensemble of multi-faceted musicians who together create their own unique voice in traditionally-known jazz classics, Latin jazz and
jazz fusion. Negroni’s Trio has performed internationally on stages in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, including New York’s world-famous Blue Note Jazz Club, the Adrienne Arsht Center, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Heineken Jazz Fest, Jakarta Jazz Fest, and the Punta Cana Jazz European Jazz Expo.
A highly regarded trumpeter, bandleader, and educator, Charlie Sepúlveda is recognized for his ebullient jazz albums, which combine hard bop, Latin, and Afro-Cuban traditions. A professor at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of music, Sepúlveda emerged in the ’80s, playing alongside his cousin Charlie Palmieri and other Latin stars, including Tito Puente and Dave Valentin. He has recorded with artists from across the musical spectrum, including Dizzy Gillespie, David Byrne, Danilo Perez, and They Might Be Giants. With his Group, The Turnaround, Sepúlveda has released a bevy of albums including 1993’s ‘Algo Nuestro’ and 2017’s ‘Mr. EP: A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri.’ Sepúlveda has earned many accolades, including a Latin Grammy (2015) for his big-band album with Jon Secada, ‘To Beny Moré with Love.’ In 2021, he brought many of these influences together for his album ‘This Is Latin Jazz.’
Júlia Vari is regarded as “one of the top Latin American jazz singers of our time” (San Diego Union-Tribune). An international recording artist, Vari has dazzled and charmed audiences with her extraordinary stage presence and outstanding vocal technique. Some of her most recent performances have been at Mexico City’s National Auditorium, the Real Carlos III Theater in Spain, the Ottawa National Arts Center, the CLAZZ Latin Jazz Festival and Clamores Theater in Madrid. Vari’s unparalleled vocal charisma is equally at home in jazz, Latin, and classical genres. Most recently, this multilingual singer/songwriter/pianist toured behind her chart-topping jazz-world music album releases: ‘Lumea: Songs of the World in Jazz,’ followed by ‘Adoro’ (featuring Armando Manzanero).