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The History of Latin Music & Latin Jazz, Part XVIII
Hosted by Joe Conzo, Sr.

    This Spring 2023 seminar series pays tribute to the history of Latin music and Latin jazz and the musicians and artists who helped create it from the 1930’s to the present.

    Every Saturday from February 25 to April 22, 2023
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The History of Latin Music and Latin Jazz is a free seminar series that highlights the diverse music pioneers and their impact on the history of Latin music and jazz. Learn about musicians and artists like Graciela, known as the First Lady of Latin Jazz, Ceila Cruz, Olga Guillot, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Jorrín, Johnny Rodríquez, Julio Gutiérrez and many others that helped create and influence the music of this time.

These seminars will broaden your knowledge of the genres and enlighten you as you hear and learn about the music and how it evolved from the 1930’s to now. The seminars will focus on Latin music, the jazz era and the diverse artists who were influential in creating it, including the great Tito Puente. Special guests will periodically attend throughout the seminar series.

Hosted by Joe Conzo Sr., noted music historian, producer and author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente.

The Tito Puente Exhibit is housed at Hostos Community College and is available for viewing.

Seminar Series Presented by Hostos Community College’s
Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development