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November 10, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Presented by Further Jazz, Inc. Acclaimed as one of the very best motion pictures ever made about music, the vibrant Calle 54 offers an incredible behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of Grammy Award winner Tito Puente and some of the greatest Latin Jazz artists of our time. Showcased in a series of extraordinary performances, Latin legends use their immense musical talents to weave an innovative tapestry of sound, style, and rhythm that becomes a pasisonate celebration of life! From the director of Academy Award-winning Belle Epoch (Best Foreign Language Film, 1993) - featured artists include the late "godfather of Latin music" Tito Puente, barefoot Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias, Argentinean tenor sax great Gato Barbieri, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more. G / 105 min. In French, Spanish, and English w/ subtitles.
The evening will begin at 7pm with a concert by the University of Illinois Latin Jazz Ensemble, with the film to follow. A cash bar will be open for this event.