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Carnegie Hall Citywide: Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

July 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm

This season, Carnegie Hall Citywide presents five nights of genre-spanning music in July, featuring Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, The Baylor Project, Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Broadway Sinfonietta, and The Hot Sardines Featuring Nellie McKay.

“For more than four decades, Carnegie Hall has partnered with community organizations in all five boroughs, offering free performances by renowned mainstage artists and rising musical stars in New York City neighborhoods, bringing together local residents and people from all over to share in great music,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director. “As part of this commitment to community, we are thrilled to return to Bryant Park this summer, presenting five fantastic concerts, kicking off next season’s Carnegie Hall Citywide series.”

The Grammy Award–winning Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (ALJE) is an octet of virtuosos with roots in Latin jazz traditions trailblazed by greats like Tito Puente and Mario Bauzá. With a keen ear for the music’s future, the ALJE performs a diverse repertoire that highlights the ensemble’s principal musicians, including one of its newest members, pianist Andrew Andron. The ALJE is a perfect fit for this outdoor summer concert series, showcasing the sounds and amazing talent of New York City.

Performers

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance
featuring the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
- Ivan Renta, Saxophone
- Rafi Malkiel, Trombone
- Jim Seeley, Trumpet
- Vince Cherico, Drums
- Keisel Jimenez, Congas
- Carly Maldonado, Percussion
- Ricardo Rodriguez, Bass
- Andrew Andron, Piano

with Special Guests
Akua Dixon and Quartette Indigo
Malika Zarra

Borrow a picnic blanket or chair – or bring your own. Bryant Park blankets and chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attendees may bring their own food or purchase from on-site food and beverage vendors near the Lawn. At most performances, attendees can purchase food from a rotating line-up of local NYC vendors curated by Hester Street Fair. At all performances, Stout NYC offers cheese and charcuterie boards as well as a selection of beer, wine, frosé, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase.

Performances are cancelled when it is unsafe to be outdoors. In some cases, the Lawn may be too wet to open but the performance may continue. Follow @bryantparknyc for day-of event updates.

COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are not currently required but Bryant Park will continue to monitor and follow updated New York City and New York State COVID-19 guidelines throughout the summer as necessary.

Can't make it to the park? Watch the full livestream on the Picnic Performances page or on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram @bryantparknyc