The Voice of an Angel is a trio that plays Brazilian/Argentine music on piano, string bass and marimba or vibraphone. The trio’s organizer, Homero Cerón, is the principal percussionist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and one of the leading jazz figures in Tucson. An experienced music educator, he also co-directs The Latin Jazz Nonet, an ensemble that specializes in Afro-Cuban jazz. Acclaimed Hollywood conductor, arranger/producer Victor Vanacore referred to Cerón as “a very special kind of musician with a real knack for rhythm and phrasing.”
The trio will get your toes tappin’ on Tuesday (Aug. 23) at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room of the Arizona Senior Academy.
Cerón is joined by Amilcar Guevara on piano, who is an arranger, composer and producer, most recently producing a CD for the Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra. Guevara’s musical base is traditional Latin music. After many years of experimenting, he developed a versatile approach to his playing and composition. Guevara continues to pursue his passion for Latin Jazz with his own quartet.
Mike Levy, an accomplished bassist, (acoustic and electric) pianist, guitarist, vocalist and drummer, adds his skills to The Voice of an Angel. At age 19, Levy toured with the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau Band and continued playing with jazz, funk, R & B, and folk artists. In his studio, Levy composes music for film and television.
With their acoustic music focus on piano, string bass and marimba or vibraphone, their repertoire includes original compositions as well as baroque and Latin-American music. The ASA concert will include the music of Michel Camilo, Astor Piazzolla, Michael Petrucciani and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Written by Sharon Stetz, Academy Village Volunteer