NM Jazz Under the Stars

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All shows are held at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Children 12 and under are free. Albuquerque Museum members receive the NMJW member discount. Please present your Museum member card at the Box Office. All sales final, no refunds. No refunds due to inclement weather.
June 7: PANdemonium / Odara Dance Ensemble - Carnaval Under the Stars "Carnaval Under the Stars" is a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, featuring Frank Leto's band PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble, showcasing the Carnaval celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans.
June 8: Cyrille Aimée Quartet - Jazz from France Join us for the New Mexico premiere of the acclaimed Cyrille Aimée Quartet! "Cyrille may have the best voice-as-instrument in modern jazz..."- New York City Jazz Record
June 14: Calle 66 - feat. Tito Manrique (Peru) Calle 66 serves up contemporary salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata, with a unique style and flavor. The group is a native New Mexico salsa band with a mission to play contemporary salsa and to perform music with integrity and respect to the salsa art form.
June 15: Benny Green Trio / Mike Gerber – Giants of Jazz Piano Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
June 21: Charanga Del Valle - ¡Caliente! Charanga del Valle has a traditional flavor and flair with a varied repertoire of rhythms including salsa, bolero, cha-cha, and merengue as well as contemporary Cuban timba. The band is wonderful for dancing!
June 22: Bobby Shew and Denise Donatelli w/ Strings & the AJO Join us for an extravagant evening of jazz music, featuring the legendary Albuquerque native, Bobby Shew! Bobby is an international trumpeter and won a Grammy for Jazz Album of the Year (1983 Heavy Company).
June 28: The Morales - Matos Family - Salsa from Puerto Rico The Morales-Matos are a distinguished family of Puerto Rican musicians. Among them, two composers/pianists, a trombonist/orchestra conductor, a percussionist, a cellist and one of the world’s most distinguished clarinetists.
June 29: Yogev Shetrit Trio feat. NMJW guests - Jazz from Israel The Israeli Trio, lead by percussionist extraordinaire Yogev Shetrit, performs a highly entertaining program that explores the Jewish roots and middle-eastern folkloric influences in their modern sound.
July 5: 44th Army Band / Ballistic Brass - FREE concert, Independence Day Celebration The 44th Army Band is “New Mexico’s Own” Army National Guard Band and the state’s musical military ambassador. The band’s roots can be traced back to 1590, and the band served during significant periods of the nation’s history, most notably during World War II as the 200th Coast Artillery Band.
July 12: NM Jazz Latino Orchestra feat. Frankie Vazquez - Co-presented w/ NM Jazz Festival This unique, all-star performance, made possible by the NM Jazz Festival, will feature internationally renowned musician Frankie Vazquez, along with César Bauvallet, Doug Lawrence, Jackie Zamora, Mariano Morales, Paul Gonzalez, and Ricky Carrido.
July 13: Detroit Brooks Group / Robb Janov Hot Club - Jazz en route from New Orleans to France Detroit Brooks, famed session and touring guitarist of the New Orleans music scene, has the most recognizable face in the city. An evening of his musical prowess, with an audience made up of music critics, jazz afficiandos, or novices is a testament of his smooth yet infectious stroke based in solid fundamentals.
July 19: Nosotros – 25-Year Anniversary Join us in celebrating the 25-Year Anniversary of Nosotros, one of the most recognizable Latin bands, in the Southwest United States. They have twice been featured on NPR’s Alt Latino, twice been named winners in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, been awarded 12 NM Music Awards and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music.
July 26: Gipsy Kings Tribute - Rodolfo Troncoso (Chile) - Oasis Radio Night Chilean guitarist and singer Rodolfo Troncoso started playing Rumba Flamenca at the age of 11. He learned to play this beautiful style of music from French gypsies who are from the same town where the Gipsy Kings grew up in France.
July 27: Ladies Sing the Blues – Funkifyin’ the Blues
August 2: Son Como Son In October 1992, after building successful musical careers in Cuba and recording and traveling across the globe, Daniel and César Bauvallet migrated from Havana to Albuquerque, NM. Finding a thriving salsa scene in their new home, the Bauvallet brothers jumped right in, playing with a variety of bands in their first few months on the scene.
August 3: Hillary Smith & Chill House meet Niki Crawford - Soul Under the Stars A multi-talented artist, Niki J. Crawford not only sings but is also a talented and growing actress. She just finished shooting an upcoming film “Revival” based on the gospel of John set to release Dec. 2018 and "Mr. Sophistication,” in which she plays herself-a popstar alongside Tatum O' Neal, Harry Lennix and Rick Fox.
For tickets or more information, contact the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. The New Mexico Jazz Workshop is a professional organization committed to providing unlimited access to a higher quality of life through education and performance. The New Mexico Jazz Workshop utilizes social programs and performance to connect the community with the essence of jazz – creating a more empowered and vibrant community.    


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