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Tiempo Libre & Alfredo Rodriguez - 2012 Memories

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Jazz on the Green!


Tiempo Libre

Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2 pm
Ventura College Green
4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA

Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban jazz sensation Tiempo Libre brings to the annual Sunday outdoor Ventura College Green concert an infectious rhythm and fresh Latin grooves. Their music is a fiercely intense mix of Latin jazz color and danceable Afro-Cuban rhythms, often combined with classical forms ala their “Bach in Havana” recording, a favorite of Artist Director Nuvi Mehta. As teen-agers growing up in Havana, Tiempo Libre developed their signature timba sound while secretly listening to forbidden American music.

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Alfredo Rodriguez

Opening for Tiempo Libre is jazz newcomer, Alfredo Rodriguez, who has been wowing audiences since his discovery by producer Quincy Jones a few years ago.

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Tea & Trumpets

Federico Mondelci

Alexander Schimpf

Tiempo Libre

Emerson String Quartet

Rising Stars

Pablo Sainz Villegas

Nicole Cabell

Concert sponsored by:
Fashion Forms - Ann Deal,
Montecito Bank and Trust
Media sponsors:
VC Star, VCReporter