ALBANY — The final performance of the series of this season’s Madison Jazz series consists of the Afro Cuban Jazz Saxtet on May 14th.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on May 14th, with the performance starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the box office.
More than a saxophone quartet, the Afro-Cuban Jazz Saxtet is a forum for these composers and multiinstrumentalists to give wind to their personal explorations in roots music. The Afro Cuban Jazz Saxtet features arrangements by Onel Mulet, playing soprano sax, Jay Rodriguez on alto sax, Xavier Perez on tenor sax, Jason Marshall on baritone sax and Rafael Monteagudo on drums & percussion.
The new director of the theater, and the man behind the Madison Jazz Series, James Manning said, “We are deeply appreciative of the communities support in our efforts to turn the Madison in to a Community Arts Center, and the Madison Jazz Series is the perfect example of programming which honors this aspiration.”
On March 12th, the Madison Theater launched its Madison Jazz Series, with the great Antione Roney and his quartet. According to Joe Major, a patron at the performance, the “Madison should process this inaugural as an auspicious programming count-off, right on the beat, right on tempo.”
On April 9th, the second act in the series filled the historic theater with the sweet sound of the Colette Michaan Quartet. Michaan’s quartet brought a worldly sound from their travels across the globe. Their music drew inspiration from India, North and West-Africa, Cuba and Arabia.
For more information about the Madison Jazz Series, please visit themadisontheater.com.