News • July 11, 2017
Thursday, August 17
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ray Mantilla was born in 1934 in the rhythm rich, dance-crazed atmosphere of the South Bronx where Afro-Cuban rhythmic forms transmogrified with jazz harmonies and sensibilities in the streets, the homes and dance halls. Ray Mantilla’s career has included membership in many legendary Jazz and Latin Jazz ensembles. A short list of Mantilla’s credits includes, Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Ray Barretto, Gato Barbieri, Sonny Stitt, Bobby Watson, Herbie Mann, Tito Puente, Cedar Walton, and Freddie Hubbard.
Eric Kurimski & Moneco Cumbia Band
Fusing his knowledge of Jazz with rhythms of Peru and Latin America, Eric has dedicated himself to defining a new sound integrating the Peruvian Cajon (box) as the principal percussion instrument in a Jazz setting. He has performed internationally from Europe through Latin America, and locally in renowned venues throughout the Unites States including, Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Jazz Gallery, BAM, SOB’s, Jazz Bakery, and Regatta Bar.