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Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet

December, 2016

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet create a “cross-cultural exchange” between world rhythms and contemporary jazz melodies. Led by Peruvian trumpeter and Associate Director of Jazz Studies at New York University Gabriel Alegria, the group have spent the last decade together performing hundreds of shows and master classes throughout the world and taking in cultural influences to weave into their sound. The group’s expansive musical journeys hypnotize jazz aficionados and casual listeners alike, and The New York Times praised Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet’s capacity to “[explore] the affinities between modern jazz and the Afro-Latin continuum in Peru.”