Sabor Latino: A Caribbean Journey

Montgomery County Community College

2009
$52,000

Montgomery County Community College presented Sabor Latino: A Caribbean Journey, a four-concert series featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz tenor saxophonist David Sanchez, Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and Venezuelan drummer/percussionist Marlon Simon. The project explored Latin jazz, including the many styles of salsa, merengue, rumba, son, mambo, bomba, and plena. Residency activities included school performances at Eisenhower and Pottstown Middle Schools; a master class with Paquito D'Rivera for area jazz students; lecture demonstrations with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra; and a weeklong school residency by Marlon Simon, culminating in a community concert in Pottstown.