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Palenke Arts Festival 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1-5 pm
Laguna Grande Park, Seaside
A FREE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Featuring performances by John Nava’s Latin Jazz Collective, as well as Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All-Stars and the Palenke Arts Chorus and Mariachi
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 2nd Palenke Arts Festival will include exciting music and dance performances throughout the day by students from the Palenke Arts Chorus and Mariachi Ensemble the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star High School Band, directed by Paul Contos, and John Nava’s Latin Jazz Collective. There will also be food trucks, activities for children, dance classes and booths for businesses and local non-profits.
Latin Jazz Collective
-a seven piece high-energy Latin Jazz ensemble led by percussionist John Nava and drummer Martin Binder. Founded in 2010, they perform a wide variety of Afro Caribbean music with passion, precision, and musical authenticity, combining original and established contemporary Jazz compositions with traditional and modern Latin rhythms. They have performed throughout widely throughout Northern California and will be at the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival High School All
-Stars Directed by Paul Contos, this Monterey County ensemble performs every year at the Monterey and San Jose Jazz Festivals, and Jazz in the Plazz.