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Queens Rising at the Gantries: A Free Day of Latin Jazz

Saturday, June 24, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


DATE: SAT, JUN 24, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
VENUE: Gantry Plaza State Park
TICKETS: FREE! Just show up!

Join us for a fantastic day of FREE Latin jazz at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City as part of QUEENS RISING, the month-long celebration of arts and culture in Queens. The event will feature three captivating sets of live music that are sure to provide an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

Luisito Quintero & 3rd Element (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM): Venezuelan-born master percussionist Luisito Quintero and his band 3rd Element bring their unique mix of Afro-Venezuelan music and Latin Jazz to our free day of music at the Gantries. This former child prodigy has gone on to be one of the most in-demand percussionists – with over 60 Grammy Awards to his credit, including his most recent with Chick Corea. His collaborations read like a who’s who spanning multiple genres, from the Rolling Stones, Santana,  Oscar D’Leon, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Marc Anthony to David Sanborn, George Benson, Diana Krall, Eddie Palmieri, and Arturo Sandoval.

Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM): In New York since 1999, Yosvany Terry is known as a brilliant saxophonist, chekere virtuoso, and visionary composer who masterfully melds the traditional sounds of his native Cuba with innovation, fiery post-bop, and sophisticated harmonies. Indefatigable in his labor as artist and culture bearer of the Afro-Cuban tradition, the maestro “has helped redefine Latin jazz as a complex new idiom” (The New York Times).

Claudia Valentina Montes (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM): Consistently delivering an ocean of rhythmic, seductive, and energetic symphony, Claudia evokes sounds of reflection with an array of music, that while deeply rooted in the golden era of Mexican music and traditions, spans across the whole world. Soulful arrangements of original and classic boleros, rancheras, son jarocho, cumbias, and indigenous pieces, it’s an emotional journey inward that she embarks on with her audience, invoking essences of Chavela, Ella, Gal, Nina and more.

For More information on QUEENS RISING, click HERE.


Saturday, June 24
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Gantry Plaza State Park
4-09 Center Blvd
Long Island City, 11101 United States
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