September 30: Carmela y Más

When:
September 30, 2017 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
2017-09-30T19:30:00-07:00
2017-09-30T22:00:00-07:00
Where:
The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
USA
Cost:
$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
Contact:
602-795-0464

CLICK HERE for advance tickets

The Nash welcomes back the electrifying sounds of Carmela y Más, an eight-piece Latin Jazz-Salsa ensemble.

Carmela Ramirez, Vocalist and Producer leads this award-winning band. The band concept was developed in 1988. Carmela had performed R & B. Fusion and Jazz for a decade, when she ventured into another format of Jazz, “LATIN JAZZ and SALSA”. The attraction was the complexities of the rhythms and arrangements. There was also an array of Jazz Artists such as Dizzy Gillespie who had taken classic Jazz and intertwined Afro-Cuban rhythms into them, turning them into Latin Jazz. Therefore, Carmela dove into her next style of music and Carmela y Más was born. From the beginning concert at Scottsdale Center for the Arts and the hundreds of performances that followed, the band took off and has been recognized as one of the leading performance bands in the valley and beyond.

Carmela’s versions of Más have not only been featured in local venues and festivals in the valley, but also traveled to be featured at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., the Himeji Castle 100th anniversary concert in Himeji, Japan and most recently the headliner for the Latin Jazz Festival in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. The band has also shared the stage with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Tito Puente, Nestor Torres and many more Latin performers.

The musicians in the band are dedicated to the Latin Jazz artform and spend quite a bit of time on perfecting the true sound and execution of the music. The arrangements you’ll hear are one of a kind, written either by Más band Musical Director, Rebecca Kennell or arrangers who have written for Carmela over the years, including Carlos Luna, Jules Rowell and Auggie Mendoza.

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