7:00 – 7:30 – Free refreshments and cash bar
Music starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 or $35 for two shows (when paired with Phil DeGreg Trio)
Event Hosts: Jeff Dey, Melvin and Brenda Grier, Ray Kingsbury, Mary Ray, Jim and Patti Rulli
Celebrating the classic mambo, Latin jazz and cha-cha of Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Poncho Sanchez and Mark Levine, Mambo Combo has its compass set toward Cuba, producing music that is powerfully exciting rhythmically, by turns celebratory and yearning. The band’s first-Thursday nights at The Greenwich, the historic jazz club in Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills, has built an exuberant Cuban Carnival dance scene and draws a fervent group of followers who show up to salsa.
With musical director Michael Sharfe on bass, Charles Ali Schweitzer as primary percussionist and Baba Charles Miller as auxiliary percussionist, Mike Darrah on piano, Tim McCord on reeds, John Zappa on trumpet and various local greats on trombone, Mambo Combo is made up of first-call players with distinguished musical resumes, all in heavy demand for live and studio work.
This is the second in a two-concert Summer Jazz Series benefiting Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Also see The Phil DeGreg Trio on July 21st!