May 2017: Salsa, Sangria & Swing

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Click here to download the concert brochure and mail-in ticket order form
(Please note that the Grand Finale concert on Saturday, June 17 stars Miche Braden and not David Alan Grier as shown on the brochure.)

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.

Festivities are held in a tent in a beautiful Palmer Woods ­garden, with a very tasty Latin-style meal served during intermission. You may tour the home prior to the concert at 7:30 pm.

VIDEO: 2015 Orquestra La Inspiracion Click here to view

Thank you to our sponsors. Tonight’s concert sponsor is Dr. Benson’s Be Well Medical Center.

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Dr. Paul Benson 248-544-9300

Heart Hospital Leading

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