"TALKING DRUMS"

Spring 2017 Guest Artist Concert with Jesus Diaz and Michael Spiro

    Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
    Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford Campus
    Advance Tickets: $15 general/$10 seniors & students - Free with SUID!
    At The Door: $20 general/$15 seniors and students - Free with SUID!
    Tickets: Stanford Ticket Office Website or call (650)725-2787

Join us for a special concert featuring a rare collaboration between two of the world’s greatest percussionists, Jesus Diaz and Michael Spiro. Together, they will be showcasing the role of percussion throughout the history of Afro-Latin jazz - from its African folkloric roots, through the Rumba traditions of Latin America, and finally to the ultra-modern Cuban Timba and Rumba Jazz sound. The repertoire consists of Mr. Diaz’s original funky salsa timba compositions and pure percussion/vocal pieces out of the Afro-Latin tradition, making for a truly unique evening. Plus, you’ll be tempted to get out of your seat and move to the beat! Don’t miss this chance to experience the full breadth and scope of Afro-Latin Jazz music.

Michael Spiro is an internationally recognized percussionist, educator and recording artist. He is a ten-time Grammy nominee and has produced and performed on several seminal recordings in the Latin music genre, including the CD “Canto América” which was recently nominated for a 2017 Grammy in the Latin Jazz category. His performing cover an array of internationally known artists such as David Byrne, Carlos Santana, Eddie Palmieri, Israel Lopez (Cachao), Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Hutcherson and McCoy Tyner.

A multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and vocalist, Jesus Díaz has established himself as one of the most in-demand performers, educators and studio musicians worldwide. Mr. Diaz has performed, toured or recorded with such artists as Stevie Wonder, The Dave Mathews Band (DMB), Carlos Santana, Andy Narrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Coleman, José Luis Quintana (“Changuito”), and Giovanni Hidalgo.

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