Playboy Jazz Festival Presents FREE CONCERT: Jose Rizo & MONGORAMA | May 6th, 2012 in Beverly Hills

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PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS LATIN JAZZ ARTIST JOSE RIZO AND HIS NEW 9-PIECE BAND ‘MONGORAMA’ IN FREE BEVERLY HILLS CONCERT MAY 6TH


    Beverly Hills will sizzle when acclaimed Latin Jazz artist Jose Rizo brings his new nine–piece Latin jazz ensemble, “Mongorama” to the city for a free community concert, Sunday, May 6th. Presented by the Playboy Jazz Festival as part of their free community event series, the concert will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza, located at 450 North Rexford Drive, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Burton Way. The concert is the first of Playboy’s free community events held in conjunction with the upcoming Playboy Jazz Festival June 16th and 17th at the Hollywood Bowl.

    “Mongorama”, led by Rizo (the musical director for noted L.A. jazz station KKJZ, (88.1) and the bandleader for the popular Jazz On The Latin Side All Stars), will  celebrate the musical legacy of conga legend  Mongo Santamaria. by playing much of his early charanga-jazz material from the 1950’s and  60’s, featuring many of the original compositions he was famous for, including “Bacoso”, “QueMaravilloso”, “Las Guajiras” and  more. The group’s new, self-titled “Mongorama” CD received a Grammy nomination earlier this year. Driven by infectiously danceable rhythms and modern interpretations of charanga and straight-ahead jazz, the group’s sound results in swinging salsa music that is hard to resist. The concert will also feature an opening artist soon to be announced.

    “Our Beverly Hills concert has become a popular kick-off for the annual Playboy Jazz Festival season, and this year’s roster of talent promises a lively afternoon of upbeat jazz entertainment at the Civic Center’s attractive outdoor performing arts venue in celebration of our 34th Festival,” stated Richard Rosenzweig, President Emeritus of the Playboy Jazz Festival.

    Food and refreshments will be available for purchase to the public. Glass containers, alcoholic beverages and audio/video recorders are not permitted. Two free hours of parking are available at the Civic Center parking structure, adjacent to the Beverly Hills Public Library.

    For more information regarding the community concert series or the Playboy Jazz Festival, visit www.playboyjazzfestival.com.

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