Wednesday September 22nd, 7-10:15PM

Latin Jazz Wednesdays: Cuarteto Escobar

Latin dance music spanning the cultural history of Latin America

Specializing in Cuban salsa and timba, seizing the spirit and energy of those forms, but allowing them to evolve by fusing them with cumbia, jazz,

Cuba has long been a hotbed of cross-pollinating musical styles, especially when it comes to dance. This quartet — featuring Steve Jarosz (guitar and tres), Eddie Caraballo (bass), Mike Racette (drums) and Owl DiBlassio (congas) — specializes in Cuban salsa and timba, seizing the spirit and energy of those forms, but allowing them to evolve by fusing them with cumbia, jazz, Arabic traditional and modern tropical rhythms. With musicians of diverse nationalities and backgrounds from Detroit and Ann Arbor, the members of Cuarteto Escobar deliver rich, high-energy music that brings all of these influences to bear.

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