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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s LIVE IN CUBA at Bexley Public Library

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by Andrew Patton on August 10, 2015

Bexley Public Library has announced the next event in their ongoing partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center. On Tuesday, August 18th, from 8 to 10pm, the library will host a live-streamed listening party for Live in Cuba, the forthcoming two-CD live album from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, in its auditorium. Recorded over three nights at Havana’s Mella Theatre in October 2010, these live concerts are Marsalis’ only performances in Cuba to date, and marked an important reunion of once-divided American and Cuban musicians. This celebration of the intersection of American jazz and Afro-Cuban music will be complemented by authentic Cuban food from Columbus’ own Plantain Café. Join the Bexley Library for a festive combination of American and Cuban culture – keep reading for more details from the library:

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s LIVE IN CUBA Live-Stream Listening Party
@ Bexley Public Library- Tuesday, August 18 | 8-10 PM

BEXLEY, Ohio— Bexley Public Library is pleased to announce the next live-streamed event in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. On Tuesday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. and continuing after-hours to 10:00 p.m., join jazz enthusiasts for an exclusive live-streamed listening party highlighting the release of LIVE IN CUBA featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Guests will also be able to taste authentic Cuban cuisine provided by Columbus’ Plantain Café.

For five decades, American and Cuban musicians were divided. Experience the emotional reunion. From bebop to bolero – and beyond, LIVE IN CUBA captures nine-time Grammy Award-winning Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’s first—and only—performances in Cuba. Explore the profound connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music on this two-CD set, the debut release from Blue Engine Records, a new label dedicated to preserving, promoting and pushing forward jazz.

Recorded in front of clamorous, sold-out crowds over three nights at Havana’s Mella Theatre in October 2010, LIVE IN CUBA finds the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing Ellington standards, Afro-Cuban numbers, and distinctly modern compositions from band members. LIVE IN CUBA is the orchestra’s first album in five years and a document of two nations’ indelible cultural connections and of an emotional reunion between long-lost musical cousins.

This live-streamed concert is free and will be hosted in the Bexley Public Library auditorium. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. To learn more, please visit www.bexleylibrary.org.

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