Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
Debuts Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
November 21-24, 2013
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage Month
Come see the debut of the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on November 21-24. For the first time they will be headlining at Dizzy's as the House of Swing becomes the House of Clave for four unforgettable nights of big band jazz, mambo and beyond, celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage Month.
Bobby Sanabria, drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, educator, and seven-time GRAMMY Award-nominee, is a legend in the Latin jazz and Salsa community. Sanabria has performed and recorded with major figures in both genres including Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Chico O'Farill, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Harlow, and Mario Bauza - the Father of Afro-Cuban jazz.
Sanabria's multi-GRAMMY nominated 19-piece Multiverse Big Band has been described as a combination of Don Ellis, Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, Buddy Rich and the Machito Orchestra. JazzTimes magazine calls the big band a musical juggernaut." Each of the band's three CD's; Live & In Clave!!, Big Band Urban Folktales and the recent 2012-13 Multiverse have been nominated for GRAMMY® awards, with Multiverse garnering two nominations.
Drums, Musical Director: Bobby Sanabria
Bongo/Cencerro, Baril de Bomba, Shekere, Vocals: Matthew Gonzalez
Congas, Shekere, Vocals: Orestes Abrantes
Electric Bass, Vocals: Leo Traversa
Piano, Vocals: Enrique Haneine
Vocals, Guiro Macho, Maracas, Shekere: Hiram EI Pavo" Remon Lead Vocals: Gabriela Anders
Saxophones: David Dejesus, lead alto, clarinet, soprano sax, flute; John Beaty, alto, clarinet, flute; Peter Brainin, tenor soprano sax, flute; Jeff Lederer, tenor sax, flute; Danny Rivera, baritone sax, bass clarinet
Trumpets: Cameron Johnson, lead; Shareef Clayton; Max Darche; Andre Nesseley
Trombones: David Miller; Tim Sessions; Joe Beaty; Chris Washburne, bass trombone, tuba
It's New York up and down, and back and forth across the last century, from the street to the mambo palaces to the conservatories..." - The New York Times
Sanabria's 19-piece band smokes fresh, high energy, emotional, but unsentimental, full of passions and energy...an artist ready to take his place in the continuum." - DownBeat
The Bobby Sanabria Big Band is a musical juggernaut..." - JazzTimes