Free Salsa Dance Lessons at Chicago SummerDance – August 4

Are you ready for a free Salsa dance lesson in Chicago? Chicago SummerDance presents free Salsa dance lessons on August 4 by Tommye Giacchino & Gregory Day, followed by live Salsa, Merengue and Latin Jazz music performed by the multinational Chicago Afro-Latin Ensemble. Inspired by Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra, the fifteen-piece Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble (CALJE) continues its multinational quest of incorporating Afro-Cuban jazz, Brazilian jazz, flamenco, Central American and Peruvian folkloric rhythms into their compositions while staying true to Latin jazz traditions. Founded by Mexican-born trumpeter/composer, Victor Garcia and Nicaraguan-born pianist/composer, Darwin Alejandro Noguera, the group features some of Chicago’s finest Latin jazz performers.

Thursday, August 4, 2011, 6:00pm
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL


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