May 20 2017


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music In Homes: Orquesta La Inspiracion

Garden Concert

Our annual Latin Jazz World Music concert is always a favorite. Orquesta La Inspiracion, founded by Puerto Rican congera Ozzie Rivera and under the musical direction of pianist Bill Meyer, is a large ensemble of some of the Detroit area’s most talented and knowledgeable Latin musicians.

In addition to Meyer on piano, La Inspiracion features a hot horn section led by saxophonist Chris Kaercher with trombonist Steve Hunter and trumpeter Ken Ferry; explosive percussions driven by top Latin musicians Miguel Gutierrez on timbales, Luis Hernandez on bongos, and Bobby Guzman on congas and vocals; plus Latino bassist Eddie Caraballo and soulful vocals with the dynamic Dulce Checkler and and special guest jazzy songstress Audrey Northington. The rhythms of salsa, merengue, cumbia and Afro-Caribbean jazz are sure to entice the audience to dance and sway out of their seats, and on a star-filled evening the lawn will be the dance floor.

The beats of salsa, merengue, cumbia and Afro-Caribbean jazz may entice you to dance and sway on a grassy dance floor beneath a star-studded sky. Festivities are held in a spacious tent in a Palmer Woods garden, with a tasty Latin-style meal lovingly prepared by our own Eva Garza Dewaelsche and served during intermission.


Music In Homes Committee


Music In Homes Committee