Afro-Cuban Afternoon (Limited Tickets Remain!)

Sunday, August 20 | 4:00 PM

Roger Bacon High School, Cincinnati OH

A Little Afternoon Musik series is sponsored by Rosemary & Mark Schlachter and Irv & Melinda Simon

Ashley Hall, Curator

Sound Body Jazz Orchestra, Preconcert Performer, 3:15-4pm

This concert is included in the Festival Pass and both Flex Pass subscription options

Single Tickets: $40 for Adults, $10 for Students, Kids 12 and under free

Limited Tickets Remain!

3:15-4pm: Special Preconcert Performance by the Sound Body Jazz Orchestra!

Alice Gomez: Salsa Metalica

Traditional (arr. James Ackley): La Virgen De La Macarena

Dizzy Gillespie (arr. James Ackley): Groovin’ High

Thelonious Monk (arr. Ingo Luis): ‘Round Midnight

Dizzy Gillespie (arr. Keith Terrett): A Night in Tunisia

Additional works for Brass Quintet and CCJO rhythm section arranged by Eric Lechliter

Ashley Hall, trumpet
Eric Lechliter, trumpet
Brooke Ten Napel, horn
Joseph Rodriguez, trombone
Chad Arnow, bass trombone

Phil DeGreg, piano
Aaron Jacobs, bass
Jim Leslie, drums
Stan Ginn, Latin percussion

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes without intermission

Get in the groove with our Brass Quintet, members of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and 10-Time Grammy Award Winner Arturo Sandoval, as we take a peek into the world of Afro-Cuban jazz. The program is a further exposure to Cuba’s rich musical heritage made famous worldwide by musicians like Sandoval, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza, Machito, or Chico O’Farrill, and ensembles such as Orquesta Aragón, Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna (later re-named Irakere), Los Van Van, and the Buena Vista Social Club. Incidentally, you can enjoy the latter on Tuesday at the Esquire Theater in Clifton.

Concert Sponsor

Kelly M. Dehan & Richard J. Staudigel

Arturo Sandoval Sponsor
Robert & Debra Chavez

Music Sponsor
Tony Cole

CCJO Sponsor
William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation

Event Supporter
Guy Wolf & Jane Misiewicz

Hear Arturo perform before the concert!

Learn about the CCJO!

About the Sound Body Jazz Orchestra

The Sound Body Jazz Orchestra, an 18-piece ensemble, has been playing great jazz-influenced popular music in and around Cincinnati for 30 Years.  The band celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012 by producing a new full-length CD, entitled “Tonight We Dance!”  The 2012 CD contains tunes from the books of the Count Basie Orchestra, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Earth, Wind, and Fire.

Sound Body Jazz Orchestra was formed in 1992 as a collaboration of alumni of Roger Bacon High School’s band.  Following in the tradition of the famous jazz orchestras of the 1930’s and 40’s (commonly known as “Big Bands”), Sound Body plays an eclectic mix of styles: from classic swing to hard-driving Latin, to lush ballads.  What makes this ensemble unique is the addition of contemporary jazz and fusion tunes to their repertoire.

Over the past 30 years, the band has played for a variety of community park concerts, dances, and private parties. For seven years, the band was featured at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s popular “Dancing For The Stars” event at the Music Hall Ballroom–the same room that hosted many dances in the hey day of the touring big bands.

Roger Bacon High School

4320 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45217

Ample free parking available onsite.
Handicap accessible entrance to the school is off of the parking lot. Enter off Leonard Ave.


Aug 20 2023


4:00 pm
Roger Bacon High School


Roger Bacon High School
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