Jose Rizo's Mongorama
Mongorama is a nine-piece Latin-jazz ensemble formed by KJAZZ radio personality Jose Rizo (host of Jazz on the Latin Side). The group explores the early Mongo Santamaría Charanga-jazz material of the 1950s and early 1960s, in which Conga legend Santamaría, saxophonist José "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, yet refreshing it with a modern perspective.
Presented as part of Latin Sounds taking place every Saturday from May 24 to August 30. Check out the full schedule of upcoming concerts.
Media support for Latin Sounds is provided by KKJZ FM 88.1.