About the Artists: The "Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars" is a power-house Latin jazz ensemble founded and led by Jose Rizo. The Latin Jazz supergroup was formed a few months after a jam session at B.B. King's, celebrating 10 years of "Jazz on the Latin Side" on KJazz in January of 2000. This group has recorded two Jazz Week-top 10 CDs, The Last Bullfighter and Tambolero, on the Saungu Record label. Ensemble members include luminaries like Justo Almario, Danilo Lozano, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Francisco Aguabella, Alex Acuna, Poncho Sanchez, Gilbert Castellanos, and many others. They have performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival, Yoshi's, The Greek Theatre and at all the top local jazz venues.
What to expect: Celebrate Summer! Start your night with a light bite reception on the Brea Civic & Cultural Arts Plaza, before stepping inside the Curtis for the concert. A new part of our programming, we aim to pair distinctive names in Latin Jazz with the intimate setting of the Curtis!