Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band Friday, September 14th 6:30pm Marcus Garvey Park FREE

Led by 7X Grammy nominee as a leader - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, educator, activist Bobby Sanabria's 21 piece Multiverse Big Band is a musical juggernaut that easily straddles multiple worlds from complex concert repertoire to hardcore dance music. All of their CD's have been Grammy nominated and their new double CD release, WEST SIDE STORY REIMAGINED, a total Latin jazz reworking of Maestro Leonard Bernstein's iconic score, is proving to be their greatest work being hailed by the critics as a masterpiece. Partial proceeds from its sale go to the Jazz Foundation of America's Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief Fund for musicians. This upcoming concert at Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park will feature excerpts from West Side Story Reimagined as well as new works covering everything from salsa, samba, bomba, bossa, funk, Latin boogaloo and more fused with jazz and the majesty of the big band for an explosive end of summer dance party.


Bobby Sanabria - drums, musical director, vocals
Oreste Abrantes - congas
Matthew Gonzalez - bongó/cencerro, vocals
Takao Heisho - percussion
Darwin Noguera - piano
Leo Traversa - bass

Kevin Bryan
Shareef Clayton
Max Darché
Andrew Neesley

David Dejesus - alto, soprano, flute
Andrew Gould - alto, flute
Peter Brainin - tenor, flute
Jeff Lederer - tenor, clarinet, flute
Danny Rivera - bari

Dave Miller
Tim Session
Armando Vergara
Chris Washburne

Gabrielle Garo


Ben Sutin

New CD
Eight weeks on the JazzWeek Chart:
Chart Debut: Highest Debut / Biggest Gainer July 30
#1 Jazz Record in the country September 3 Jazzweek Chart
Now at week 8 on chart: 5* September 17 Jazzweek Chart

There's every reason to hope that Steven Spielberg's remake of "West Side Story" will improve upon the 1961 film, but I doubt if we'll ever hear a more thrilling interpretation of that immortal score than that of the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band."
Will Friedwald-Wall Street Journal

"Congrats on the album of the year!"
Marc Myers Jazz Wax

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