Alexey Marti Sextet In Concert

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Notes: Sets are at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
Address:
1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Phone: (504) 558-6100
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Alexey Marti and his sextet will perform Sept. 22. Photo by Eric Simon.

Alexey Marti and his sextet will perform Sept. 22. Photo by Eric Simon.

The Jazz & Heritage Concert Series
presents
The Alexey Martí Sextet
Saturday, Sept. 22
The Jazz & Heritage Center
8 p.m., free admission

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents Cuban percussionist Alexey Martí and his band, Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Jazz & Heritage Center. Free admission; doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Alexey Martí was born in Havana in 1975. He started playing congas in the home of his grandparents during Santería religious ceremonies and soon began studying percussion under the legendary Oscar Valdés, a former member of the Cuban supergroup Irakere, and one of the first to incorporate the traditional batá drums into modern Cuban jazz.

Martí came to New Orleans in 2008 to study jazz composition at the University of New Orleans. He has since gotten married and settled in the Crescent City, becoming a much-beloved fixture on the local music scene.

He released his debut album, “Travesia” (“Crossing”) in 2017, which the writer Geraldine Wyckoff praised as “magnificent” in a review for OffBeat magazine. Martí is currently finishing work on the follow-up, “Mundo.”

His band includes:

Oscar Rossignoli, piano
Brent Rose, sax
Pat Casey, bass
Grabiel Velazco, drums
Timothy Morris, trombone

The concert will consist of two sets, with the first set starting at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The concert is part of the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series, put on by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation - the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest. Future events in the series include:

Saturday, Oct. 27:         
GEORGE FRENCH BAND

Saturday, Nov. 24:        
Heritage School of Music Alumni in Concert
JEFFERY MILLER and JOHN MICHAEL BRADFORD

Saturday, Dec. 1:
COURTNEY BRYAN
Presented by Improvisation: New Orleans’s Gift to the Modern World, A Tricentennial Conference and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Saturday, Dec. 8:           
DAVELL CRAWFORD

Saturday, Dec. 15:         
ELLIS MARSALIS QUINTET

Saturday, Jan. 5:            
DON VAPPIE & THE CREOLE JAZZ SERENADERS

Tuesday, Jan. 22:  
SUNNI PATTERSON, DONNEY ROSE, SOL GALEANO, GRAY HAWK PERKINS and more
A Celebration Concert for the National Day of Racial Healing, part of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's National Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Initiative. Presented by the Foundation for Louisiana, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Saturday, Jan. 19:          
Tango & Tequila
DR. JEE YEOUN KO

Saturday, Feb. 16:
Living the Highlife - A Night of Afropop
KUMASI AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA and the FUFU ALLSTARS

Saturday, March 9:
SPENCER BOHREN & THE WHIPPERSNAPPERS

Saturday, Apr. 13:
SPOKEN WORD NIGHT

Saturday, Apr. 27:
Cabaret Tremé
An evening with LEAH CHASE

Saturday, May 4:
Bechet to Batiste
EVAN CHRISTOPHER and GREGORY AGID

Saturday, June 15:
A Song For You: A Tribute to Soul Music
TONYA BOYD-CANNON

Saturday, July 13:
Noite do Brasil - Brazilian Night
CHEGADÃO, AMIGOS do SAMBA and SAPATOS NOVOS

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