East Town’s Jazz in the Park celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016 and Milwaukee Magazine is partnering with the iconic Downtown Milwaukee event for all sorts of giveaways and other goodies throughout the summer!
The headlining act for June 23 is Jose Valdes & The Mambo Allstars. Led by Jose Valdes and his 31 years of experience as a music performer, the Chicago-based band plays a variety of Latin American-inspired music, perfect for an outdoor event like Jazz in the Park.
According to Jose Valdes & The Mambo Allstars’ website, “Authentic Latin “swing con clave” is the trademark of this group. the instrumentalists are the best on the latin music scene. The material is from both classic and modern Latino artists such as Tito Puente Olga Tanion’, Celia Cruz, Ray Barreto, Sonora Poncena, La India, Cubanisimo, and Perez Prado. José Valdes, leader of the group, has worked with such greats as Jose Fajardo, Tito Puente, and Eddie Palmieri. The artistry is exciting, with driving montuno rhythms and a fiery percussion section which always gets everyone dancing.”
Check out one of their live performances on YouTube below.
Click here for Jazz in the Park’s full 2016 entertainment lineup.