Heavenly harmonies will resound when The Voice of an Angel, a crowd-pleasing piano, string bass and vibraphone trio, returns to the Arizona Senior Academy to perform acoustic music with jazz elements.
The trio will perform in the ASA Great Room on Tuesday (May 9) at 11:30 a.m.
The program will feature Latin-American flavored pieces by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michel Camilo and Astor Piazzolla, as well as original compositions.
The trio’s organizer, Homero Cerón, is the principal percussionist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and one of the city’s leading jazz figures. An experienced music educator, he also co-directs The Latin Jazz Nonet, an ensemble specializing in Afro-Cuban jazz.
Acclaimed Hollywood conductor and arranger/producer Victor Vanacore referred to Cerón as “a very special kind of musician with a real knack for rhythm and phrasing.”
Cerón is joined on piano by Amilcar Guevara, an arranger, composer and producer who last year produced a CD for the Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra. Guevara’s base is traditional Latin music. After many years of experimentation, he developed his own versatile approach to performance 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, rounds out the trio. At age 19, Levy toured with the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau Band. He has performed with numerous jazz, funk, R & B, and folk artists. In his studio, Levy composes music for film and television.
Written by Margaret Scott, Academy Village Volunteer