$10 Virtual Ticket
4201 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, 29405
November 20, 2020 — 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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11/20/20 – SOLD OUT – LIVE AT FIRELY: Mi Alma Latina: Nestor Torres
CJO Season 12 Reimagined
The COVID-19 pandemic poses fundamental challenges to live music and we have to (temporarily) reinvent what the Charleston Jazz Orchestra is and does while the concert halls are closed.
In an effort to keep our musicians safe but also playing, and to continue to bring new music to you, all performances for the rest of the year will be performed by half of the CJO musicians live outdoors at Firefly Distillery in North Charleston as well as virtually. All season subscribers and current ticket holders will receive a unique link to the virtual performance as well as have the option to enjoy the concert live. Due to space limitations and to follow social distancing guidelines, we are selling a limited number of tickets to the live performance. Tickets for the virtual performance are also for sale.
As always, thank you for your support and patience as we continue to navigate this challenging time. We are learning, listening, experimenting, improvising, and adapting to ensure the Charleston Jazz Orchestra can continue to perform for our community. To help us secure our future, please donate if you are able HERE.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com or by calling 843-641-0011.
CJO Season 12 continues with Mi Alma Latina featuring Nestor Torres
Back by popular demand and as proclaimed by Jelly Roll Morton’s maxim “You’ve got to have that Spanish tinge,” Latin Night returns to Season 12! Latin Grammy award winning jazz flautist Nestor Torres will join your Charleston Jazz Orchestra for an evening comprised of the lively rhythms and spicy spirit of Latin America. With his Caribbean heritage and Classical training, Nestor Torres provides a unique rhythmic and melodic approach to Jazz, one that explores diverse national traditions and bridges musical borders, embodying the essence of MI ALMA LATINA: My Latin Soul!
Master Percussionist Gino Castillo will be joining the CJO and Nestor Torres for this performance.
Live at Firefly: Friday, November 20 at 6:00pm (Doors at 5pm)
There are no additional tickets for Mi Alma Latina: Nestor Torres Live at Firefly at this time.
Must have a previously purchased ticket for the Mi Alma Latina performance originally scheduled for 3/14 at the Charleston Music Hall for entry.
BONUS: Includes access to the virtual performance which is available for all ticket holders for the rest of the year.
- Bring your own chair/blanket
- Wear a mask while moving around Firefly grounds
- Sit at least 6 feet from each other (besides members from the same household)
- No outside food or drink permitted
- Recommended – We will have bug spray and hand sanitizer but it is recommended you bring some of your own.
About Nestor Torres:
Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. The Latin jazz all-star has recorded14 solo albums, received 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and has received one Latin Grammy Award. Nestor has collaborated with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Michael Camilo, Paquito D’Rivera and Arturo Sandoval among many others. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Nestor studied flute at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He learned to improvise with “Charanga” Cuban Dance music which helped shape his unique melodic and danceable style.
About Gino Castillo:
From Quito, Ecuador, Gino Castillo has made a name for himself as the leader of Afro-Cuban Jazz and Salsa in Charleston. He has an honorary degree in percussion teaching from the George Gershwin Conservatory. He studied percussion at the Caturla Conservatory, Felix Varela Conservatory and private lessons, including sessions with Oscarito Valdes (Cuba). Since then, his musical talent has been heard in many albums and live shows, collaborating with many international artists, such as: Earl Klugh, Al Turner, Michael Mossman, Quentin Baxter, Etienne Charles, Horacio el Negro Hernandez, and more!