Legendary Latin Jazz Comes Alive in Concert
Jazz musician JoeTorres will bring his legendary Latin jazz sound together with six friends in concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show and can be purchased at the front desk or online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Torres recorded the first hit record of the genre, Latino con Soul, on Blue Note Records in 1967. Over the years he’s worked with Charlie and Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz and Dizzy Gillespie. In his new band, Torres plays vibes and percussion along with Rocco Barbato, tenor saxophone; Cocho Arbe, piano; Jiovanni Cofino, baby and stand-up bass; Leandro Mena, drums and Noybel, vocals. Torres spent several years teaching in the UNLV Music Department, but is returning full-time to his performing career.
Those interested in the concert can call the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.