EMIT Latin Jazz Fest: October 5-7
David Manson and EMIT continue to bring the best music to St. Petersburg. This time, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the EMIT Latin Jazz Fest features three evenings of great Latin jazz including José Valentino & Eternal Power (October 5), Gilberto Garcia & The Latin Knights (October 6) & Dimas Sánchez & the Afro Latin Jazz Project (October 7). Tickets are $15 from Eventbrite (plus handling) or $20 at the door.
José Valentino & Eternal Power
October 5 at Music Center at SPC
Experience the brilliance of multi-Latin GRAMMY®, 15-time Global Music®, and Emmy® Award Winner, José Valentino & Eternal Power featuring Robert Acevedo Jr. at the EMIT Latin Jazz Fest on October 5th, 2023 at the Music Center at St. Petersburg College. Celebrate the release of their 20th album “Eternal Power” with world-premiere performances, showcasing futuristic Latin jazz artistry. Artists include José Valentino (flute & saxophone), Robert Acevedo Jr. (percussion), Elias Tona (bass), Jesse Pitts (drums) and Bruno Miranda (piano).
Gilberto Garcia & The Latin Knights
October 6 at the ArtsXchange Stage at WADA
Gilberto Garcia & The Latin Knights are featured at the new ArtsXchange Stage in the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg. Founded in 1997 by percussionist Gilberto Nino Garcia, The Latin Jazz Knights Band have made a reputation for themselves as one of the leading Latin jazz bands in Tampa Bay. With appearances at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday and The Amelia Island Jazz Festival, The Latin Jazz Knights have wowed listeners with their soulful mix of Afro-Caribbean rhythms. The Latin Jazz Knights deliver a world class experience for dancers and audiences.
Dimas Sánchez & the Afro Latin Jazz Project
October 7 at the ArtsXchange Stage at WADA
Dimas Sanchez & the Afro Latin Jazz Project are influenced by the sounds of Afro-Puerto Rican, Afro-Cuban, and African music and rhythms. Jorge Ito Colon Jr., percussion; Jorge L. Malave, saxophone; Mariano Morales, piano; Mauricio Rodriguez, bass; Jochy Rodriguez, trumpet; Dimas Sánchez, drums, percussion; Olabayo Julius Ogunrinola, Bayo Africandancepro, dance, percussion; with Ruti Silva, Diana Passalacqua.
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