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Fri, Aug 18


Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel, Arc Theatre


This will be the Latin jazz concert of the year in Milwaukee, pairing multi-Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch and Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr.


Time & Location

Aug 18, 2023, 8:00 PM

Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel, Arc Theatre, 139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA

About the Event


This will be the Latin jazz concert of the year in Milwaukee! 


Brian Lynch - trumpet

Carlos Averhoff Jr. - tenor saxophone

*Orlando “Maraca” Valle (tentative) - flute

Kyle Swan - drums

Devin Shaw - piano

Joey Sanchez - bass

Yorvanis Duran - congas/percussion

*Orlando "Maraca" Valle is scheduled to perform at the concert but has encountered unforeseen delays with his visa approval for traveling from Cuba. We hope it will be resolved in time for the performance. In the meantime, we're excited to announce the addition of another great Cuban jazz musician to the program, tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr.

The Milwaukee Jazz Institute, with the support of a group of distinguished community partners, is proud to present this "Evening of Latin Jazz" featuring Cuban tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr. who will partner with his friend, trumpet virtuoso and multi-Grammy winner Brian Lynch.

Seating is limited. Get your tickets today!

What to Expect:

Guests DO NOT need to bring printed tickets or proof of purchase. Tickets are held at the door by the name of the ticket purchaser. Please check in at the Arc Theatre door upon arrival. If you are a guest of a ticket holder, please give their name at the door. Supporter and Reserved level seating will be marked with table tents and seat markers. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

The Arc Theatre is located on the lobby level of Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel. Bar service will be open in the theatre before and during the performance. You'll find many food and drink options along with art exhibits to explore at the hotel before and after the performance. Underground fee-based parking is available next to the hotel.

More About Carlos Averhoff Jr.:

Carlos Averhoff Jr is a Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban jazz composer, and educator. All About Jazz names Carlos "a dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone,” and Latin Jazz Network portrays his playing as “quite extraordinarily expressive and beautiful,” further adding, “Carlos Averhoff Jr is a musician who is renowned as a virtuoso soloist.”

Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos's first encounter with music was through his father, legendary saxophonist Carlos Averhoff. Carlos Jr. was classically trained in Cuba’s top music schools: Manuel Saumel Conservatory of Music, Amadeo Roldan School of Music, and Havana’s Superior Institute of Art. Carlos continued his education in the United States, earning Suma cum Laude Honors at Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree with Honors from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music.

Carlos Averhoff Jr. has collaborated and played alongside well-known jazz and Latin jazz artists, such as Chucho Valdes & Irakere, Chucho Valdes & La Creacion, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Cobb, Bob Moses, Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez, Jason Moran, Roberto Fonseca, Dave Liebman, Greg Osby, Bill Pierce, Paquito de Rivera, and the list goes on.


More About Brian Lynch:

Multiple Grammy® Award Winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Brian Lynch brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. An honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight-ahead master Phil Woods. He has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist, he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging and has toured the world at the helm of various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music. Voted Trumpeter of the Year and recipient of the Record of the Year Award by the Jazz Journalists Association, Lynch’s talents are also recognized by consistent top placings in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls, as well as feature stories and highly rated reviews for his work in the New York Times, Jazz Times, and Downbeat. As ensemble leader and recording artist, he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging. He has six Grammy© Award nominations as recording artist and composer, receiving Grammys for Best Latin Jazz Album and Best Jazz Large Ensemble Album. Lynch has also received grants from the National Endowment For The Arts, The Knight Foundation, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer. Lynch’s current projects include his Spheres of Influence and Unsung Heroes ensembles. He is Professor of Jazz and Studio Music at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami.


More About Orlando "Maraca" Valle:

World-famous and versatile Cuban flutist Orlando Valle Maraca returns to the United  States as a special guest of La Moderna Tradición Orchestra and Brian  Lynch's sextet. Winner of multiple Grammy and Cubadisco awards in his 40-year professional career, Maraca has toured more than eighty countries with his groups and collaborated as a flutist, composer, and arranger in multiple musical projects, from Irakere and Cubanismo to Wynton  Marsalis, Brian Lynch, and Al Di Meola and numerous other prominent World  Music and Jazz artists. His musical repertoire ranges from the most typical of Cuban charanguera music to the most avant-garde form of jazz, as witnessed once again by  his recent collaborations with the Orquesta Aragón (2021), the Septeto  Santiaguero and El Canario (2018) as well as with Brian Lynch (2020) and  Ramón Valle (2018), all multi-award-winning

Taking advantage of the invitation from the National Flute  Association to participate in their 51st convention in Phoenix, AZ,  Maraca will offer four exclusive concerts in California before leaving for the Midwest to continue his tour.



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