Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents

Direct from Santo Domingo | Live & In-Person at Hostos
Performing Music from his Newest Album
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00pm at the
Repertory Theater of Hostos Community College
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents direct from Santo Domingo the acclaimed Dominican pianist Josean Jacobo performing music from his newest album, Herencia Criolla, on Friday, April 29, 2022, 8:00 pm at the Repertory Theater of Hostos Community College. He is joined by his extraordinary musicians Daroll Méndez on bass and Otoniel Nicolás on drums, inviting audiences to submerge themselves in the traditional and popular Dominican rhythms of Merengue and Bachata in a contemporary jazz setting. The concert is both cultural and educational. Short video recordings made out in the field will be shown, presenting the ancestral and folkloric music traditions of three different communities in the Dominican Republic - Baní, San Juan de la Maguana and Villa Mella. In addition, a brief video recorded in the capital Santo Domingo will showcase popular Merengue and Bachata rhythms. After each video, Josean will transition into his live music, guiding listeners through the cultural inspiration behind each composition and arrangement, creating a bridge between Dominican cultural history and its influence on the present. Herencia Criolla is Latin Jazz - Jazz with Afro- Caribbean accents - Jazz with the colors of Quisqueya - it is Afro-Dominican Jazz!
Josean Jacobo and his trio hold two Free Master Classes at Hostos on Wednesday April 27 at 7 pm and Tuesday May 3 at 3:30 pm. Register at (718) 518-4455.

The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is on the campus of Hostos Community College/CUNY at 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451. Tickets for Herencia Criolla are $20 with discounts for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the Hostos Box Office by phone at 718-518-4455, online at  or in-person. Box Office Window Hours are Mon-Fri, 1pm to 4pm and beginning at 5pm on the day of the concert.  Hostos Community College can be reached by the IRT 2, 4, 5 Trains and the Bronx Bx1, Bx2, Bx19 buses to 149th Street & Grand Concourse. By car, the College is off Exit 3 of the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87).
Josean Jacobo (pronounced Ho-see-ann) is one of the most important Latin jazz musicians in the Dominican Republic. He is a pianist, composer and arranger, considered by All About Jazz MagazineAmong the most compelling of the new generation of Latin Jazz explorers.” His vibrant compositions provide audiences with original and innovative waves of music adorned with explosive colors. He has been hailed as the Ambassador of Afro-Dominican Jazz, introducing audiences to his collection of enriched and innovative music that greatly contribute to the universal language of music.
Released this past March 2022, Jacobo’s latest album, Herencia Criolla, explores the specific intersection of Dominican music and jazz. In the album’s liner notes, noted music scholar Michael Ambrosino describes Jacobo’s work as a cultural amalgamation that balances the musical heritage of Merengue, Bachata, and folkloric traditions with a contemporary jazz sound: “Herencia Criolla deepens the musical dialectic on the enduring ingenuity of Dominican music,” Ambrosino adds. Jacobo’s album and his performance at Hostos have an anthropological presentation — short field recordings transition into the main musical numbers, guiding listeners through the cultural inspiration behind each composition and arrangement.
Named “the powerful locus for Latino art” by the New York Times, the Hostos Center serves the cultural needs of South Bronx residents and neighboring communities. As a leader in Latinx and African-based programming, the Center creates performing and visual arts forums in which the diverse cultural heritages of its audiences are celebrated and nurtured. The Hostos Center consists of two state-of-the art theaters of 900 and 367 seats each, an experimental Black Box theater and a museum-grade art gallery.
Hostos Center events are sponsored by the Hostos Community College Foundation with funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Office of NYC Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr., and the Office of NYS Assemblyman José Rivera.
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.
Who:                                     Josean Jacobo in “Herencia Criolla”
What:                                   Live Concert. Performing new material from his newest album Herencia Criolla
                                             Two Master Classes with Josean Jacobo & Trio
When:                                  Live Concert:      Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8pm (ET)
                                             Masterclass 1:   Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7pm (ET)
                                             Masterclass 2:   Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm (ET)
Where:                                 Repertory Theater at Hostos Community College
                                             450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

How much?                        Concert is $20 with discounts for students and seniors
                                             Both Masterclasses are Free
Phone Number:                718-518-4455
For high resolution photos, click on this link: HCAC/Jacobo Photos
For additional information, photos, interview requests, please contact
Felix Arocho at (718) 518-4477 or by email at