Linda EPO’s Ensemble Latino (Amphitheater 2022)
Linda EPO’s Ensemble Latino, featuring guitarist Saul Cosme, bassist Matt Gilmartin, and percussionist Reinaldo De Jesus, comes together to create a soundscape of NYC featuring Latin rhythms, heavy grooves, and lots of energy! The voice of Linda EPO, who was born in Flushing, Queens, represents the melting pot she was born into, blending the powerful yet coy vocals found in Mexican ranchera music with the jazz and blues influences she grew up with in NYC. She has the reputation of leaving everything on stage when she performs. Saul Cosme is a Jazz Guitarist and Composer born in Mexico City, based in New York since 2014, who has played in some of the most important jazz clubs in the world such as Blue Note, Birdland and Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center. Matt Gilmartin is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY, working across a wide variety of musical styles. Reinaldo De Jesus was born in Barrio Obrero Santurce, Puerto Rico and began playing the “tumbadoras” at the age of ten, inspired by the likes of Giovanni Hidalgo, Ray Barreto, Cachete Maldonado, and Anthony Carrillo.
Doors open at 7:30pm. No reservations required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available.
This program is part of the 2022 Summer Amphitheater Series. Learn more about the free series here.