Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sunday June 22nd: The AfroJazz Experience

Sunday June 22nd: 5pm-9pm
The AfroJazz Experience
w/Sean Alvarez

@Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
960 W. 31st Street (31st & Morgan)
Handcrafted Cocktails and Craft Beers
Outdoor Patio
No Cover

Join us as we celebrate the official beginning of Summer!
We also are pleased to have The AfroJazz Experience as an official Red Cup Adventure!
For more information on Red Cup Adventures and Single Girl Summer please click the respective links in this sentence.

The AfroJazz Experience is a journey through the timeless jazzy and soulful sounds that have been woven into today’s musical fabric. Inspired by the tradition of Sunday Jazz sets The AfroJazz Experience takes place in a setting similar to what may be described as a speakeasy and awakens the spirit of Jazz being played in the back rooms of many establishments back in the day. This experience is best served cool while sipping on a handcrafted cocktail and tapping your feet to the sounds of Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Fela Kuti, Sergio Mendes, Nicola Conte, Robert Glasper, Louie Vega and many more.

Over the last several years Sean Alvarez has created Mix compilations comprised of traditional and progressive sounds rooted in Jazz terming the sound and compilations “AfroJazz”. Within the scope of the AfroJazz sound is traditional Jazz, NuJazz, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Afrobeat, 70s Soul Jazz, Deep Jazzy House Music, Jazz Fusion and more. Join us once per month (Every 4th Sunday) as we give you a taste of nostalgia while expressing vintage and new sounds of creativity, freedom, and life.

Experience the awakening of cool...

Here's what South Side Weekly says about The AfroJazz Experience...
The Afro Jazz Experience with Sean Alvarez
Sean Alvarez brings his expansive appreciation for all things jazz to Maria’s Packaged Goods this summer. Alvarez spins treasured jazz classics like John Coltrane and Nina Simone alongside progressive and world forays into jazz which include nu jazz, seventies soul jazz, afrobeat, and Brazilian bossa nova. Combining a deep nostalgia for jazz’s rich past with an appreciation for the progressive and ever-changing direction of the genre, Alvarez is committed to its entire musical landscape—from swinging beginnings to groovy future.Maria’s, 960 W. 31st St. June 22nd. 5pm-9pm. (Jack Nuelle)