Grammy-winning bandleader and master conga drummer Poncho Sanchez returns to The Smith Center by wild demand to deliver his sizzling, infectious mix of jazz, soul and Latin and South American melodies. Backed by his virtuosic Latin Jazz Band, featuring top artists on piano, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass and percussion, Sanchez will have audiences sambaing in their seats with his vivacious performance style.
World-renowned for his performances as both a leader and a sideman for over three decades, Sanchez remains one of the foremost names in Latin music. With his albums topping jazz charts, Sanchez has been honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Latin Recording Academy. He honed his style performing with the band of famous Latin jazz musician Cal Tjader, and collaborated with legends such as Tito Puente.
Enjoy this lively evening with a globally acclaimed performer.