PR Latin Fest 2015 - Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
University of Connecticut
Center for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104
Storrs, CT 06269-3104
JORGENSEN PRESENTS “LATIN FEST ‘15” featuring ISMAEL
MIRANDA and JOSE PEÑA SUAZO & LA BANDA GORDA
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 8 pm / Doors open at 7 pm
Treat yourself to some delicious Latin cuisine and beverages, then hit the dance floor
and surrender yourself to the sizzling salsa beat when UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the
Performing Arts hosts Latin Fest ’15, featuring Latin American musical superstars Ismael
Miranda and Jose Peña Suazo & La Banda Gorda, in Jorgensen’s candlelit Cabaret setting on
Saturday evening, April 11th. Latin food, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages will be available
from a cash bar when doors open at 7:00. Featured entertainment begins at 8:00 pm.
Latin Music Event
Latin Fest ‘15 featuring
Ismael Miranda and
Jose Peña Suazo &
La Banda Gorda
Sat, Apr 11, 8 pm
for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road
UConn campus, Storrs, CT
$41, $36, $31, $26
Mon–Fri, 10 am–5 pm
The Box Office window is also
open for walk-up ticket sales
90 minutes before showtime.
The evening of irresistible Latin rhythms kicks off with a performance by BAILE, (meaning
“dance” in Spanish), a University of Connecticut student organization dedicated to raising
awareness of the Latino culture through study and performance of its many styles of music
Next, legendary Puerto Rican salsa singer Ismael Miranda will keep dancers on the floor with
his highly-infectious fusion of classic and modern salsa styles meant to please both the new
and the older generations of salsa fans. Fondly known as “El niño bonito de la Salsa” (the
pretty boy of Salsa), the artist recently earned the Number 1 position on Billboard’s Tropical
Songs chart for his tune “Son 45,” the title track from his latest album on which Miranda
recounts through music and lyrics his 45-year career as a salsa singer.
Raising the cabaret heat to fever pitch will be the charismatic Dominican front man Jose
Peña Suazo and his La Banda Gorda – an all-star ensemble of the Dominican Republic’s best
merengue musicians famous for their relentless, up tempo rhythms, sparkling piano runs,
and blow-you-away brass section. Formed in 1994 by the veteran vocalist Suazo, the highly
popular Latin music group is known worldwide for its diverse style and Caribbean flavor.
Voted by Hartford Advocate readers as one of the best places to listen to live Latin music,
Jorgensen’s Cabaret, with its trendy nightclub setting, large open dance floor, and delicious
Latin food and drink, guarantees a night that will be hot, hot, hot!
Latin Fest ‘15 is a presentation of UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts and the
Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center.
The event organizers wish to thank media sponsor, Telemundo, for their support.
Listen to the live broadcast of Latin Fest ’15 on Bomba 97.1 FM.
For Immediate Release
The PR Group
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn
campus in Storrs. Cabaret table seats are $41, riser seats on the floor are $36, seats in the
mezzanine are $31, and balcony seating is $26, with discounts available for UConn students.
For tickets and information, call the Box Office at 860.486.4226, Monday through Friday,
10 am - 5 pm, and 90 minutes prior to events, or order online at jorgensen.uconn.edu.
Convenient free parking is included across the street in the North Garage.