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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, September 1, 2021  ·  8:30 PM CDT

Jazz a la Mexicana

World Music Wednesday

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

Jazz a la Mexicana is a concert celebrating traditional and folkloric Mexican music in symbiosis with jazz. The repertoire includes jazz arrangements of Cielito Lindo, Besame Mucho, Huapango de Moncayo, and many more.

Jazz a la Mexicana is a bi-national and intercultural project that unites Mexican born and Mexican-American musicians, honoring their roots while embracing jazz as a vehicle of expression of their culture.

The group features Arturo Palafox (piano, arrangements & musical director), Eliud Ernandes (bass), and Harry Delgadillo (percussion) from Jalisco, Mexico, and Victor Garcia (trumpet) , Ian Torres (trumpet), Harley Figueroa (saxophone), Gustavo Cortiñas (drums), Diego Salcedo (guitar), Hugo Salcedo (guitar), and Braulio Salcedo (percussion) from Chicago, Illinois.