World Cultures Day Live Outdoor Concert: Pablo Sanhueza Latin Jazz Sextet

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Kinerk Commons/Massman porch

As part of  Rockhurst University's ArtOberfest celebration and in honor of World Cultures Day, please join us for a FREE lunch hour concert featuring Pablo Sanhueza's Latin Jazz Sextet. 

Sanhueza has been deemed as “Kansas City’s Heart & Soul of Latin Music” by JAM Magazine, and recognized as the region’s premier Salsa & Latin Jazz percussionist and bandleader.  Since his arrival to Kansas City from Santiago, Chile in 1996, Pablo has dedicated the past 25 years of his distinguished career to the music of the Latin American experience, as a percussionist, bandleader, and teaching artist who has worked with three generations of musicians and the Historic 18th & Vine jazz district.

In 2018, Sanhueza co-founded the Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra.  KCLJO is the first performance, apprentice & education non-profit in the Midwestern United States dedicated to Salsa, Latin Jazz, and the intersection of Latin American folkloric dance. KCLJO is an intercultural, intergenerational organization, bringing transnational experiences to the stage, the dance floor, and diverse communities.

Representing latino leadership in the arts Sanhueza is a Missouri Arts Council Touring Artist, Missouri Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Member, and a collaborator with the US Department of State cultural exchange initiatives in the US and South America. In 2021, Sanhueza’s Orchestra received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a commission and collaboration with NEA Jazz Master, pianist, composer, bandleader Maestro Eddie Palmieri. Sanhueza is a master artist for the Missouri Traditional Arts Apprentice program and was the featured presenter at the Missouri Bi-Centennial Celebration in August 6th, 2021 at Jesse Auditorium in Columbia.