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Bobby Sanabria and Ascension Present a Latin Jazz Party at the Berrie Center

(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.


About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per 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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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