An Ann Arbor favorite! “Big Band Holidays” returns with the much-anticipated UMS debut of 17-time Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Rubén Blades.
The Panamanian singer/songwriter, actor, and politician will showcase his iconic voice in new arrangements in this evening of fiery Latin big band jazz, which will include a battery of guest conqueros. In Una Noche Con Rubén Blades, his 2018 album with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Blades shows that “jazz and Afro-Cuban music have always been very close cousins.”
Please note: Wynton Marsalis will not be performing on this tour.