Grammy-nominated Mongorama is a nine-piece, Latin-jazz ensemble formed by KJazz radio personality Jose Rizo (host of Jazz on the Latin Side), exploring the early Mongo Santamaria charanga-jazz material of the 1950s and early 1960s. Conga legend Mongo Santamaria, saxophonist Chombo Silva, and flautist Rolando Lozano performed an exciting Latin-jazz sound driven by cuban charanga rhythms and old-school, straight-ahead jazz. Mongorama celebrates this music by preserving the old-school element while reinterpreting it from a modern perspective.
Hancock Park | Free, no reservations
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