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Manhattan Bridges Orchestra featuring Memo & Jacquelene Acevedo
We are family! Memo Acevedo & his daughter Jacquelene Acevedo have been making a buzz internationally and we’re excited to have them with their 10 piece Manhattan Bridges Orchestra aka MBO at Birdland November 19th featuring Brazilian guests, Chico Pinheiro and Liz Rosa.
What a treat to hear blood on blood, which harkens to the call-and-response that is the heart of Rumba.
On drumset, Memo illustrates the community underscoring the diversity of Latin styles wrapped with Jazz elements of Be Bop; something he calls 'Global Jazz'. Even if you don’t know the difference between Samba, Songo and Cumbia, Memo, Jacquelene and their associates are going to have you feeling it in no time flat.
Born in Colombia, a sort of middle ground in Latin Music, Memo Acevedo is highly regarded in the fields of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, having received (among numerous awards) one from the Cuban Ministry of Culture in Havana (2014)
An award winning educator, Memo can swing his jazz Tentet with the same effortless mastery as he rings the bell in the Mambo shout-chorus—either way gets things moving!
Accordingly, he’s appeared on a long list of albums and performances with major artists, including his mentor, the late, Tito Puente, Stephen Stills, Tom Scott, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Dave Valentin, Joss Stone, The Propellerheads, Moacir Santos, Ivan Lins, Mark Murphy, Cachao, Irakere and Klimax among others.
Most recent, Memo was featured as Tito Puente in the HBO Series, VYNIL!

MBO features the talents of Trumpet players, Bryan Davis and Seneca Black, Pianist Cesar Orozco, Bassist Gaby Vivas, Flutist Itai Kriss, Baritone sax Jason Marshall, Tenor and Soprano saxes Dave Anderson, Ron Wilkins on Trombone, Chico Pinheiro on guitar/vocals, singer Liz Rosa and Jacquelene Acevedo on congas and percussion.