Saturday, August 14 | 5:00 pm
“Mongorama” is a new, 9-piece, latin-jazz ensemble formed by KJazz radio personality Jose Rizo (host of ‘Jazz on the Latin Side’), exploring the early Mongo Santamaria charanga-jazz material of the 50’s and early 60’s. Conga legend Mongo Santamaria, saxophonist Chombo Silva and flautist Rolando Lozano performed an exciting latin jazz sound driven by cuban charanga rhythms and old-school straight ahead jazz. “Mongorama” celebrates this music preserving the “old-school” element , yet refreshing it with a modern perspective.
Hancock Park | Free, no reservations
More info: www.lacma.org/programs/LatinSounds.aspx
Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater
at LACMA, in Hancock Park north of the museum.