Luis Perico Ortiz, Giovanni Hidalgo and Justo Almario join in a jazz concert

Luis Perico Ortiz, Giovanni Hidalgo and Justo Almario join in a jazz concert

The Puerto Rican trumpeter, composer, arranger, producer and musical director Luis Perico Ortiz joins two great virtuosos and friends, the Puerto Rican percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo and the Colombian saxophonist Justo Almarioto honor legends of Latin Jazz.

The concert titled “Perico Together” will be the Sunday August 18, 2024 at 5:30 pm in it Caguas Fine Arts Center, the three emblematic figures of music will perform the hits of Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Israel Lopez “Cachao”, David Valentin, Tito Puente, among others. Ortiz’s “Big Band” orchestra composed of 18 musicians will accompany them.

“I have known Giovanni since I was 16 years old when Cachete Maldonado took him to play with me. And I am also united by a friendship of more than 50 years since we played with Mongo Santamaria in the seventies. I have worked on great projects with both of them and this will be another one that will remain in our history and in the memory of the public who will attend,” said Ortiz.

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