New York, NY – The Jazz in the Afternoon series featuring some of NYC’s best musicians, returns for another memorable event with Memo Acevedo and his daughter Jacquelene Acevedo, as they present their 10-piece band, Manhattan Bridges Orchestra. The program is scheduled on Thursday November 16, 2017 at 5:00pm.The event is taking place at Local 802 “Club Room” 322 West 48th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues, First Floor.
Memo and Jacquelene have generated a great deal of buzz around the world, and now they bring their music to Midtown for a FREE Jazz in the Afternoon session, with any contributions collected going to support musicians in need through Local 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund. On drums and percussion, Memo combines the diversity of Latin styles with the classic sound of bebop, a mixture that he calls “global jazz.” Memo has performed with major artists and bands, including his mentor, the late Tito Puente, as well as Stephen Stills, Tom Scott, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Dave Valentin, Joss Stone, Frankie Valli, Moacir Santos, Mark Murphy, Cachao, Irakere and Klimax, and many others.
Jazz in the Afternoon is a vibrant, informal series during which popular jazz club musicians and players from Broadway, television/film and the classical orchestras at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall invite audiences to join the fun for free as they hone their musical chops. Go behind the scenes as the City’s best players sharpen their skills, playing through beloved charts, improvising and gleefully exploring new compositions as well as new approaches to old favorites. While there is no charge for admission, donations of any amount are accepted to benefit the NYC Musician’s Emergency Relief Fund of American Federation of Musicians Local 802, which helps musicians in times of crisis. Donations can be made in cash or by check or credit card. Local 802, AFM is one of the largest local unions of professional musicians in the world.