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Tuesday
Jan012008

Carlos Jimenez at the MVPL

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[Mount Vernon, NY] Mount Vernon residents were treated to the tropical sounds of Latin Jazz flautist Carlos Jimenez.  The extraordinary entertainment was part of the Westchester Arts Council's Free Arts Day.  Jimenez, a Yonkers-based musician, led a talented ensemble of musicians on piano, bass, congas, timbales, sax, and percussion.  The set included several well-known compositions by the legendary Dizzy Gillespie: Night in Tunisia, Manteca, and Con Alma.  The electrifying afternoon concluded with Getty Square, an amazing original piece written and arranged by Carlos Jimenez.

Staff from the Mount Vernon Public Library indicated that they want to have even more community programming in 2008! I had a wonderful time.  Check out Carlos Jimenez online here.

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