Omar Sosa: The Afro-Cuban Alchemist of Jazz & His Acclaimed Sextet
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The last date listed for Omar Sosa Afri-Lectric Sextet was Sunday November 3, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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If you've got a tiny music lover at home who's been jonesing to go to a real rock concert, this tot-friendly show is the perfect entry into the live music experience. The Fresh Beat Band are the stars of the Nick Jr. show of the same name about a group of best friends who go to music school together and love to sing and dance. They sing original pop songs, written for kids ages 2-5, that teach music appreciation and how to express your feelings through music, song and dance. Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) will perform The Fresh Beat Band hits from seasons one, two and three of the show. Learn More
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Omar Sosa is a very talented pianist with a cutting edge improvisational style. However, his group compositions and stage theatrics are not so good. About half of this concert featured good ensemble playing and soloing, the other half sounded unformed and unfinished as though the band was hoping someone would play something good to fill the void. About 25% of the show consisted of very lame 1-4-5-4 Guantanamera changes with nothing interesting added - and this at a Miles Davis Tribute show? It appeared they didn't have enough material to fill the show. The extensive use of drum machines and recorded tracks was pitiful and merely exposed the lack of a real percussionist in this ensemble, whose compositions conspicuously require one? Sosa's tendency towards pompous stage posing is a total turnoff to those of us who simply prefer good music. Peter Appfelbaum was strong as always and much of Sosa's arrangements sounded like weak echoes of the Hieroglyphics Ensemble of yore.
The Sextet includes:
Marque Gilmore, drums
Childo Tomas, electric bass
Joo Kraus, trumpet
Leandro Saint-Hill, alto saxophone
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor saxophone
About the Ticket Supplier: Osher Marin JCC
The JCC's performing arts are anchored by its renowned CenterStage events, a stunning annual lineup of world-class musicians, actors, humorists, writers and more. Presented in the intimate Hoytt Theater and outdoors under summer skies on Swig Field, performances run the gamut from classical and world music to cabaret, solo theater to author conversations.