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If You Missed Them - Orkestra Rumpilezz

Rumpilezz Concert 2

 

On Friday, July 31, 2015, Philadelphia experienced for the first time, the powerful, musical magic of Orkestra Rumpilezz, led by the remarkable, saxophonist, composer, conduct and educator, Letieres Leite. On their very first U.S. tour, this Brazilian big band, by way of the state of Bahia and the city of Salvador, joined by Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill and trumpeter and musical adventurer, Steven Bernstein shared an unforgettable evening with over 600 ecstatic Philadelphians.

 

Check Out Our Earlier Orkestra Rumpilezz Post Here

 

Rumpilezz Concert

The Orkestra Rumpilezz concert tour last summer, which was sponsored by Southern Exposure, took them to Lincoln Center in New York, The Rhythm Foundation in Miami Beach, Florida, San Francisco Jazz Organization in San Francisco and the San Jose Jazz Society in San Jose, California. However, it was here in Philadelphia at the Temple University Performing Arts Center [TPAC] that they recorded their next album.


If you missed this amazing concert, you have a chance to check it out now on video.

 

 

This event and the video that you are about to view were made possible through the joyous collaboration of a number of Philadelphia organizations and individuals. Philadelphia Jazz Project, WRTI, PhillyCAM, AfroTaino, Taller Puertorriqueño, Intercultural Journeys, Jesse Bermudez, Another Holiday For Skins, Scribe Video Center, Temple Performing Arts Center [TPAC] and the Painted Bride Art Center. Most important, this event was funded by a special grant provided by The Wyncote Foundation.

 

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