Gregorio Uribe with the Brown Jazz Band

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Salomon De Ciccio Family Auditorium

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Brown University Department of Music present the Twentieth Annual Daniel Milano ’93 Memorial Concert featuring Gregorio Uribe performing with the Brown University Jazz Band, Matthew McGarrell, director

The concert is part of a three-day residency, funded by the Department of Music Visiting Artists Fund with additional support from The Marshall Woods Lectureship foundation of Fine Arts, The Watson Institute, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Daniel Milano ’93 Memorial Concert Fund.  During his three-day residency at Brown, Gregorio Uribe will visit classes, attend rehearsals and lead a public workshop, “Cumbia:  Rhythm, Melody and Dance.”

The concert will begin with the Brown Jazz Band playing a set of pieces for large and small ensembles, including works by Brown student composers.  The second part of the program will feature Gregorio Uribe performing selections from his 2015 recording “Cumbia Universal” with the Brown Jazz Band.

About Gregorio Uribe

An established singer, songwriter, accordionist and big band leader, Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia and is currently based in New York City. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has made a name for himself in the Latin music scene of both New York City and Boston. Well known for leading the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big band arranging, Uribe released  "Cumbia Universal" (Zoho Music) featuring 8-time GRAMMY-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades in October 2015. Upon its release the debut album for the big band hit the Billboard charts and received widespread critical acclaim with performances selling out at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston and two concerts at the celebrated Teatro Colón in his native Bogotá, Colombia.  Gregorio has been a guest artist with Carlos Vives (multiple GRAMMY winner) on several occasions, most recently at Madison Square Garden Theater in NYC. He was also named by the government of Colombia as one of the "100 Most Successful Colombians Abroad". He has been an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College and a commissioned composer for Grammy-winning Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

About the Annual Daniel Milano ’93 Memorial Concert

The Annual Jazz Concert in Memory of Daniel Milano ’93 began on December 5, 1998 in Grant Recital Hall in a concert featuring The Brown Jazz Band, several Jazz Band Alumni and trumpet soloist Manny Duran.  Since then, jazz greats Toshiko Akiyoshi, Rufus Reid, Phil Markowitz, Semenya McCord, Ed Tomassi (in a concert in Rome, Italy), Bob Mintzer, John Vidacovich, The Gabriel Alegria Jazz Sextet, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Anat Cohen, Rick Margitza, Descemer Bueno, Cory Pesaturo, Barry Harris, Tom Bergeron, and Ayn Inserto have performed in successive concerts.  These concerts have become an important part of music at Brown generally and jazz performance especially.  Daniel Milano graduated in 1993 with a goal of attending medical school.  While an undergraduate, Dan played trumpet in the Brown Jazz Band and studied jazz improvisation in the Applied Music Program with Steve Naiman, during a time when Brown was rapidly expanding its offerings in jazz study and performance.  Dan also was a founding member of Salsa Manteca, a popular Latin music band on campus.  His love of music helped create the buzz that infused jazz playing at Brown and continues to this day.  In the clinics, workshops, rehearsals and post-concert jams surrounding the Daniel Milano ’93 Memorial Concerts, we have followed Dan’s lead in exploring new sounds and spreading enthusiasm for the music.  We will do our best to continue the fun with this year’s concert.

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