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'Evening of Afro-Latin Jazz' presented, May 12

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Afro-Latin Ensemble, directed by Anthony D.J. Branker, will present a program dedicated to the fusion of Afro-Caribbean music and jazz at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

"An Evening of Afro-Latin Jazz" will feature guest trombone soloist Conrad Herwig as well as the world premiere of "Reflections of a Man Facing South," a newly commissioned work for big band by this Grammy-nominated musician.

The concert also will include works by such composers as Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Chico O'Farrill, Tito Puente, Michael Philip Mossman, Rebeca Mauleon, Donald Brown and Branker.

The concert is an offering of the "Looking At: Jazz, America's Art Form" series, which was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the American Library Association and Re: New Media.

Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for others, and may be purchased at the box office in Alexander Hall. They also are available online through University Ticketing or by calling (609) 258-5000.

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