Great Performances “Roots of Latin Jazz”


Premieres Friday, July 16 at 9 p.m.

Explore the unity between jazz music and Latin culture. Grammy nominee Sheila E. hosts this celebration of the variety of Latin American music with the Raíces Jazz Orchestra, featuring two-time Latin Grammy-winning producer Tony Succar and musician, producer and educator Dr. Pablo Gil.

Showcasing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, such as “Eye of the Hurricane” by Herbie Hancock and “Mas que Nada” by Jorge Ben, the film features Grammy-winning artists Richard Bona and Anaadi, among others. Location sequences capture the vibrancy of cities in the U.S., Peru, Spain, Brazil and Cuba. This program is a special co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES.

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