First Fridays! Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts featuring Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band
Friday, February 5, 6:00pm to 10:00pm; Concert begins 7:30pm

Carnegie Hall comes to the Bronx! Join us for a special performance by trombonist Chris Washburne and his innovative Latin jazz group the SYOTOS Band.


Free tours of the galleries from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Kids activity table from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Concert begins at 7:30pm


Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)

Location: Lower Gallery


About the performers

Trombonist Chris Washburne and his innovative Latin jazz group the SYOTOS Band consistently push Latin jazz into new territory with their dissonant, driving sound and contemporary, up-tempo beats. Breaking down boundaries between genres, their most recent album Low Ridin’, in a style the band calls “acid mambo,” features Latin jazz versions of popular classic rock songs from the 1960s and ’70s by artists from Lou Reed to Bob Marley. This concert will also feature new works inspired by the song “Somewhere” from West Side Story and written by young people in the Bronx community in collaboration with Washburne and his band as part of The Somewhere Project, a citywide creative learning project that honors Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary.


Click here for more information on Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts and this exciting performance! 


The Bronx Museum is a presenter partner of Composers Now.  


The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City. Experience the sounds and get to know the creators behind the music. From jazz to indie, from classical to electronic and beyond, join us on a sonic journey through the landscape of the arts of our time. Composers will be in attendance, interacting with audiences. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, ASCAP, BMI, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.


Credit: Chris Washburne, 2015.


Video of the group performing in 2012. 

Chris Washburne - Trombone and Didjeridoo
Yeissonn Villamar - Piano
Leo Traversa - Bass
Diego Lopez - Drums
Cristian Rivera - Congas



Public and Community Engagement Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Beer has been donated by Bronx Brewery.




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