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WPL Jazz Concert Series: Cubano Be, Cubano Bop

WPL Jazz Concert Series: Cubano Be, Cubano Bop In-Person

Join us for the second concert of our Fall 2023 WPL Jazz Concert Series--and the second for celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! 

Registration is limited to 50 persons. If you are unable to attend the concert, please let us know as there is a waitlist for others to attend. 

This talented and exciting band features Leonieke Scheuble (keyboards), Anton Denner (saxophone), Max Morden (trumpet), Michael Vinas (bass), Emedin Rivera (bongos), Willie Miller (congas) and Nick Scheuble (timbales).

About the band...

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop (formerly known as 'The Latin Jazz Express') is a Latin Jazz group in the tradition of Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria and was formed at William Paterson College in 1990. Soon after, this group was used for commercial recordings that featured legendary African artists such as the Ghanaian Highlife artist, C.K. Mann and Laud Addy from the highly esteemed Addy family (see Congo Square, Wynton Marsalis). Grammy nominee, Chico Mendoza, who mentored the group from its early days continues to use the band as his own for many of his live events. The Latin Jazz Express ignites their audiences with their infectious use of Latin rhythms and exciting arrangements! Cubano Be, Cubano Bop ignites their audiences with their infectious use of Latin rhythms and exciting arrangements!

National Hispanic Heritage Month:

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.



Thursday, October 12, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Room A/B
  Adults     Senior Adults     Teens  
  Music Program  
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Event Organizer

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Patty Slezak

Patty Slezak is an Adult Reference Librarian, and is a huge fan of movies, music and audiobooks; happily she manages all the materials for those adult collections, as well as the digital resources for Libby. Need a recommendation? Please feel free to ask! 

Patty facilitates many different programs, enabling her to share her passions with others! Let’s discuss books and film at the discussion groups, attend one of the jazz concerts scheduled, or tune in to an interview with a talented jazz musician! 

Lastly, Patty designs and produces the monthly adult program newsletter (aptly called "Check It Out!") which is available digitally and in print to keep you up to date with all the library has to offer!  

She has been at the Wayne Public Library since 2004, and has a BFA Degree in Writing & Publishing, and a Masters in Library & Information Sciences.

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