Enjoy an amazing Latin Jazz Night in Kansas this December
Date: Thursday, December 26th
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Venue: The Blue Room. 1600 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
This last Thursday of the year The Blue Room also will have drinks specials from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, which includes $4 beer, wine and wells and $6 margaritas.
The Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra is the premier Latin music ensemble of the Midwest. Founded and directed by percussionist Pablo Sanhueza, KCLJO is the first performance and education non-profit in the Midwestern United States dedicated to salsa and Latin jazz.
With 40,000 audience members reached in 2018 in the broader KC region and American Southwest, the Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra is an intercultural, intergenerational organization, bringing transnational experiences to the stage, the dance floor, and diverse communities.
Pablo Sanhueza is the Kansas City region’s foremost Salsa & Latin Jazz percussionist, bandleader and co-founder of the Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra.
Since his arrival to Kansas City in 1996, he has distinguished himself as the avant-garde of Latin American and Caribbean music across the Midwest. 2018, marks the Fifteenth Anniversary of his artistry as a Salsa & Latin Jazz Bandleader. His most accomplished project to date, KC Latin Jazz All-Stars; blends cultural immersion, preservation, and evolution of Latin Jazz in Kansas City.
Sanhueza studied with the Cuban Rumba and Folkloric ensemble, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, during their residency at the University of New Mexico; as well as National Endowment for the Arts recognized Cuban ritual percussionist Felipe Garcia Villamil.
In 2006, he toured Europe with saxophonist and composer Bobby Watson appearing at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Red Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and Champs Elysees in Paris, France.