November 21, 2023
New York, NY
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Merking Hall
Address: 129 West 67th St.
Zipcode: 10023
State: NY
Country: USA
Phone: (212) 501-3330

Experience “The Pan American Nutcracker Suite Reimagined,” a musical odyssey that combines big band music, dance, and visual art into a multicultural extravaganza! This innovative rendition of “The Nutcracker” presents a fresh and imaginative take, blending the timeless brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece with a diverse tapestry of musical traditions from across the Americas and beyond. Join us on this exciting, never-before-seen journey that will transport you to a world of joy and wonder and promises to leave you smiling from ear to ear!

The Pan American Nutcracker Suite (arr. Joe McCarthy and Vince Norman), an adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite (arr. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

Rhythm Section:
Joe McCarthy, Drum Set, Band Leader, Musical Director
Vinny Valentino, Guitar
Luisito Quintero, Congas, Percussion
Jo Ann Daugherty, Piano
John Benitez, Bass

Nick Marchione, Lead Trumpet
Tatum Greenblatt, Trumpet
John Lake, Trumpet
Diego Urcola, Trumpet

Alejandro Aviles, Lead Alto
Andrew Gould, Alto 2
Ben Kono, Tenor 1
Luis Hernandez, Tenor 2
Frank Basile, Baritone Saxophone

Mark Patterson, Lead Trombone
Sam Blakeslee, Trombone
John Yao, Trombone
Jeff Nelson, Bass Trombone

Shani Talmor
Natalia Nieves
Brayan Llamoza
Adriel Flete
William Ervin
Selena Tornez

Choreography by Maria Torres
Visual Art by Claudia Mulet
Photo credit: Jon Barnes
Produced by Angelface Records, LLC and Jorge Pedreira