Dr. Carlos Perez-Mesa Memorial Concert

Pedrito Martinez Group PLUS Special Guest Conrad Herwig

Pedrito Martinez Group Feat. Conrad Herwig

Join us November 12 @ 6:30 p.m. for a FREE screening of "Chico & Rita" at Ragtag Cinema. Please call 573/449-3009 to reserve your free ticket. The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Conrad Herwig. 

"Sexy, sweet and laced with a sadness at once specific to its place and time and accessible to anyone with a breakable heart, Chico & Rita is an animated valentine to Cuba and its music. Shuttling between Havana and New York and conveying the blend of soul and scholarship that signifies true jazz devotion, the film and its score from Bebo Valdés brings alive an almost unimaginably rich and resonant moment in musical history—teaming with real-life legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk and the great Cuban conga player Chano Pozo, a crucial figure in the era's mixing of styles and genres."

It’s performances like this that help make our 25th Anniversary Season both exceptional and special. It’s rare we invite an artist to return for two consecutive seasons, but we – as well as the crowd – were so taken with percussionist-vocalist Pedrito Martinez’s output last season, that we decided he should be part of our year-long celebration.
  This time around, the master percussionist arrives with his working band. Joining Martinez will be the rest of his GRAMMY-nominated group as they roll through a series of Cuban/Latin and other original compositions. That’s special in its own right, but wanted to add to the mix, so we approached trombonist Conrad Herwig, his former boss and 4-TIME GRAMMY-nominee as the Latin Side All-Stars leader, to join him as a Special Guest.
  Not only does this mark another “first” in the jazz world, but the performance also has the potential to turn into an electric and unforgettable Annual Dr. Carlos Perez-Mesa Memorial Concert – what with the long-time chemistry between Herwig and Martinez that spans more than two decades.

Audio and Video

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

"Jazz in the District"

LRW Hall - Kimball Ballroom

Doors: 6:00 | Start: 7

Pedrito Martinez Group Feat. Conrad Herwig

Pedrito Martinez: Percussion / Vocals
Conrad Herwig: Trombone
Issac Delgado Jr.: Piano
Sebastian Natal: Bass
Jhair Sala: Percussion

“Pedrito is a genius…working with him has been a revelation to me.”

- Wynton Marsalis

"For more than a decade, trombonist Conrad Herwig has created a highly identifiable niche in contemporary jazz with his series of Latin Side CDs..."

- Robert Dugan

Concert Made Possible in Part By:

Missouri Humanities Council

[All performances/personnel, dates subject to Pandemic Developments. We adhere to Boone Co./Columbia Health Dept. & CDC Guidelines.]

*All performances/personnel, dates are subject to Pandemic Developments. We adhere to Boone Co./Columbia Health Dept. & CDC Guidelines.

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