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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 21, 2007

(Mahwah) – Jazz at the Berrie Center presents Latin Jazz Party! Bobby Sanabria and Ascension Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Featured on the soundtrack of the movie The Mambo Kings, Bobby Sanabria, the Grammy-nominated drummer, composer and recording artist brings his nine-member ensemble to the Berrie Center for an evening of fabulous Latin jazz and salsa.

Sanabria has performed with a veritable Who’s Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensemble, Ascension.  His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, Chico O’Farrill, Candido, Francisco Aguabella, Henry Threadgill and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mario Bauzá.
The performer has become a leader in the Afro-Cuban and jazz fields as both drummer and percussionist, and is recognized as one of the most articulate scholars of la tradición.

Tickets cost  $24, $20 and $15 for adults; $12 for children under 17 and a five percent discount off regular ticket prices for senior citizens.  New Jersey Jazz Society and WBGO Radio members also receive a five percent discount.

The Sharp Theater is located at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  For more information call (201) 684 – 7844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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