Hochstein at High Falls: The Mambo Kings

Hochstein at High Falls: The Mambo Kings

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Mambo Kings

The final concert of this lunchtime series features the Latin jazz ensemble The Mambo Kings. 

The Hochstein at High Falls lunchtime summer concert series returns to the city’s High Falls District with the sounds of local music every Thursday in August. The Mambo Kings perform Thursday, August 26 at 12:10 p.m. at the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge. 

Hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami, Hochstein at High Falls concerts are presented by High Falls Business Association, The Hochstein School, and WXXI. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch.

Together since 1995, the Mambo Kings are enjoying great success as Upstate New York’s foremost Latin jazz ensemble, and have rapidly earned a national reputation for their explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. They have appeared in Pops concerts with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as orchestras in Baltimore, Vancouver, Detroit, Dallas, Naples (FL), and Portland (OR), The band consists of Mambo Kings’ musical director and pianist Richard DeLaney, percussionist Freddy Colón, saxophonist John Viavattine, bassist Hector Diaz, and percussionist Tony Padilla.

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