Gabriel Alegría with the Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ REDCAT, Los Angeles, March 7th at 8:30 p.m.

“Gabriel is a wonderful composer who is creating sounds few people have heard before. Very fresh!” Maria Schneider

In an exclusive 2007 West Coast performance, Peruvian jazz trumpeter and composer Gabriel Alegría leads the Afro-Peruvian Sextet in an exploration of the polyrhythmic world of Afro-Peruvian jazz at REDCAT. Alegría is joined by saxophonist Laurandrea Leguía, guitarist Jocho Velazquez, bassist Joscha Oetz, drummer Hugo Alcázar and percussionist Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón – who plays traditional Afro-Peruvian instruments such as cajón (box drum) and quijada (jawbone) and adds spectacular passages of zapateo criollo tap dancing. Featured music in the evening’s performance will include pieces from Alegría’s latest recording, Nuevo Mundo.

Funded by La Asociación Internacional Jazz Perú and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

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REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) is located at the corner of W. 2nd St. and S. Hope St., inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.

Evening performances are scheduled for March 7th at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20-$16, with discounts available. Seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the REDCAT box office located at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets, by calling 213.237.2800, or at . Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain time. Seating at REDCAT is unreserved, and late seating is not guaranteed.

Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage. Enter from 2nd St. and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT. The evening event rate is $8 after 5 p.m. Before 5 p.m., the maximum daytime rate is $17.

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