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Saturday April 6th at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard (1106 East 11th) is Latin Night in the International Grooves series!
7-8:30 Javier Jara
9-11 Grupo la Mezcla
…Enjoy a PICNIC and some LIVE MUSIC OUTDOORS! BYOB and adult beverages! FAMILY-FRIENDLY and PET-FRIENDLY! Suggested donation of $15 at the gate! Children 12 and under get in free to all events and FAMILY DISCOUNTS are provided. FREE PARKING! (Produced by 4theloveofitproductions in collaboration with DiverseArts and the East Austin Creative Coalition-EACC. This project has been financed in whole or in part by the City of Austin’s Live Music Fund Event Program.)
*Javier Jara (Ecuador) specializes in Latin folk and roots music ranging from Trova to Son Cubano to Bossa Nova and Tango. From 2016 through 2019, Javier produced more than twelve Latin ensemble concerts as an artist-in-residence at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin. He is now part of their Latin American Artist Access Program.
*Grupo La Mezcla is a diverse group of musicians from all over Latin America and Spain that plays together a mix of Latin rhythms and styles.
*Kenny Dorham’s Backyard was named after a legendary jazz trumpeter who once lived in the East Austin neighborhood. The 2-acre space is a unique and creative community space managed by Diverse Arts. http://diversearts.org/DiverseArtsHome