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Latin Jazz at Carnegie
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Javier Cabanillas will be performing at the Carnegie Arts Center (Photo contributed).

Latin Jazz will take over the Carnegie Arts Center Nov. 13 for a show featuring the Cabanijazz Project led by Bay Area percussionist Javier Cabanillas.

A Grammy award-winning conga player, composer and arranger Cabanillas has been making music across the US-Mexican border since childhood. He has put together an extraordinary project of seasoned musicians that promise to please the listening and dancing audiences. His debut album as a bandleader, the Cabanijazz Project's “Infrasonic,” offers an ecstatic soundtrack for a welcoming California-style Latin house party. It has received 4-star ratings on compositions from Downbeat Magazine.

Cabanillas is most recognized for his recording and touring work as conguero in the Grammy award-winning for Best Latin Tropical Album of the year, “Pacific Mambo Orchestra.”  In addition, his versatility, dedication and passion has allowed him to tour with Tito Puente Jr., Marlow Rosado, Willy Torres (Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and has collaborated with artists such as Tito Nieves, Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Alex Acuña  (Elvis Presley and Weather Report), Tania Libertad, Frankie Negrón, Karl Perazzo (Carlos Santana), Brian Jordan (Lauryn Hill), Ray Obiedo (Herbie Hancock), Adrian Terrazas-Gonzales (The Mars Volta), Tommy Igoe, Tom E. Politzer (Tower of Power), Jerry Gonzalez (Fort Apache Band), Calixto Oviedo (NG La Banda), Louie Romero (Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz), Jesus Florido (Whitney Houston), and more. 

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and Carnegie members. Tickets will be available at the door. The Carnegie is located at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. For more information, visit