Summertime Jazz Nights at the Westgate
Jazz 88.3 is putting a whole new spin on our annual Summertime Jazz Night rooftop concert series! This year, we’re throwing TWO BIG BASHES and giving them a Latin-spin! So mark your calendars and plan to join us from 6-9 pm on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel, Friday, July 1rd to usher in summer, and again, on Friday, September 2th to bid the season a proper farewell. Both events will be paired beautifully with live Latin jazz you can dance to, as well as Latin-inspired fare and cocktails! What better way to celebrate the season?! We’ll see you this summer!
From 6.00 P.M. to 9.00 P.M.
$8 happy hour drinks as well as small tapas appetizers
$20 ticket to be purchased at the entrance (cash only)
$5 special rate parking
On July 1st, we will be hosting Conrad Herwig's Latin Side.
New York-based jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig is considered one of the world’s complete jazz musicians, atop both the performing and jazz educational fields with an abundance of composer and arranger credits, as well. To date, he has released 20 recordings as a leader in addition to contributing to nearly 200 other recording sessions with some of the most notable artists in jazz. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Joe Lovano and Tom Harrell, among many others.
Herwig’s career took an important leap forward in 1996. He drew from his straight-ahead, modern, and Latin Jazz experiences and released The Latin Side of John Coltrane (Astor Place), what he would call a “reimagining of Coltrane’s work” with original arrangements created within a Latin Jazz context. At the time of its release the recording received across-the-board rave reviews. The CD showcased an array of artists from both the Latin and the straight-ahead jazz world including Dave Valentin, Ronnie Cuber, Brian Lynch and Eddie Palmieri. It would prove to be the first in an ongoing series of creative efforts that continue to this day; it would be the first of Herwig’s three GRAMMY®-nominations in the “Best Latin Jazz Recording” category.
Save the date for september 2nd! We will be featuring Larry Vuckonich: the Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi.
For more information call 619 238 1818