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Gregorio Uribe Big Band

Americas Society

March 25, 2019
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Gregorio Uribe Big Band (Image: One RPM Studios )

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Admission: FREE for AS Members and YPA Members. $20 donation per ticket for General Admission. 

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Gregorio Uribe Big Band is a New York based 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with a powerful big-band sound. Highlighting Latin American musicians and contributions in the US, the band is joined by special guests in Uribe’s own compositions, as well as new arrangements of works by Latin American immigrant composers.

About the artists:

An established singer, songwriter, accordionist, and big band leader, Gregorio Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and is currently based in New York City. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has made a name for himself in the Latin music scene of both New York City and Boston. Well known for leading the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big band arranging, Uribe released  Cumbia Universal (Zoho Music) featuring eight-time Grammy-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades in October 2015. Upon its release the debut album for the big band hit the Billboard charts and received widespread critical acclaim with performances selling out at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, and two concerts at the celebrated Teatro Colón in Bogotá.

Uribe has been a guest artist with Carlos Vives (multiple Grammy winner) on several occasions, most recently at Madison Square Garden Theater in New York. He was also named by the government of Colombia as one of the 100 Most Successful Colombians Abroad. He has been an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College and a commissioned composer for Grammy-winning Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.