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The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective

August 10, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The Afro-Carribean Jazz Collective was founded in 2017 in the Urbana – Champaign area of Illinois and has been broadcasted on the radio and streaming services in Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and across the US.

The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective

August 10, 2022 | 8:00pm
Sherman’s Park

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Ben Carrasquillo – Trombone

Brian Stark – Saxophone

Eric Devey – Trumpet/Flugelhorn

Sebastian Nassar – Timbales

Stephen Busath – Congas

Brian Shank – Bongos, cowbell

Andrey Gonçalves – Bass

José Guzmán – Guitar

About the Artists

The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective is a seven-piece ensemble that started collaborating during their graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2020, they were awarded the Urbana Arts Grant to compose and arrange new music for the ensemble, where they explored several Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican rhythms with modern jazz language. The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective’s upbeat music is a re-imagining of the Latin Jazz ensemble by using the electric guitar and sound effects in place of the piano.

The band released a self-titled EP in 2019 on several streaming platforms and has received airplay on radio stations around the country as well as in South America. “Maria Cervantes” has been included in playlists such as the Solar Latin Club and was a semi-finalist on the Unsigned Only Music Competition 2020.

“With a sonorous cocktail where changüi mingles with modern harmonies and Latin jazz plays a major role, The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective is a sober and serious album that fulfills the role of entertaining without being frivolous. On the contrary, each musician’s virtuosity splashes through their repertoire.” ~Solar Latin Club review


August 10, 2022
8:00 pm


Sherman’s Park
W Caroga Lake Shore Road
Caroga Lake, NY 12032 United States
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