Carnegie Hall Presents: Gregorio Uribe Big Band – March 25th
Big band lovers,
It’s been a while since we put the whole 16-piece orchestra together, so I decided to do it for a very special occasion. Presented by Carnegie Hall and the Americas Society, on March 25th we’ll be performing at St. Peter’s Church on the Upper East Side and giving you a night to remember.
We have some very special musical guests from different parts of Latin America including the one and only Latin Jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera! So make sure you don’t miss this show as it’s a one-time opportunity. Below are all the details and make sure you get your TICKETS in advance.
“It’s music that combines the technical virtuosity of the American big bands of the 1940s with the thunderous percussion of Colombian dance music. The punchy horn section at times channels Duke Ellington, but the huffing melodies of the accordion instantly recall vallenato. It’s music that reflects the history and reality of an immigrant city.” – Huffington Post
“brassy sway of cumbia, courtesy of the Colombian-born singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe and his band” – NY Times
“Gregorio Uribe Big Band’s “Cumbia Universal” is exciting and lively, full of energy and compassion and wisdom concerning what is and what can be. Amazing vocalists, fantastic instrumentalists, bone-breaking rhythms and stunning compositions and arrangements are all underscored with love and warmth. Gregorio Uribe is a visionary an a prophet of what can and will be, driven by the universality of music.” – JazzTimes“Latin Artist on The Rise” – Billboard
“The band is excellent. The format is unique, very original”
– Rubén Blades
“Gregorio is an important figure within the new Colombian movement. His modern big band style will triumph!”
– Carlos Vives
“There’s a tradition of very talented musicians from Colombia and the great Gregorio Uribe definitely has a place in this pantheon”
– Arturo O’Farrill
An established singer, songwriter, accordionist and big band leader, Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia and is currently based in New York City. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has forged a unique place in the music scene in both the United States and Latin America. He released “Cumbia Universal” (Zoho Music) featuring 9-time GRAMMY-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades in October 2015. Uribe is currently recording recording his next self-composed album for upcoming release.