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Bard Fisher Center and Catskill Jazz Factory present The Vibes of Venezuela

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April 18, 2019 08:58 am

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY — Journey through the rhythms of 19th-century popular waltz, 1920s merengue, and the lively cantor of traditional joropo in The Vibes of Venezuela. Vocalist and trumpeter Linda Briceño and cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem join trumpeter Etienne Charles to examine African, Native South American, and European influences on the modern music of Venezuela. This unique concert takes place one-night only on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fisher Center’s intimate LUMA Theater. Tickets start at $25 and can be ordered online at or by calling the box office at 845-758-7900.

About Catskill Jazz Factory

Based in the heart of the Catskills, the Catskill Jazz Factory is a “regional arts think-tank”

and “formidable jazz incubator” (HV Almanac Weekly) founded in 2012 with an aim to

support today’s best young jazz artists. Catskill Jazz Factory offers year-round school workshops, concerts, mountaintop residencies, lectures, and world-class performances in diverse spaces to a variety of regional audiences across the Hudson Valley, New York City and beyond by partnering with educational facilities, arts organizations, and a variety of non-profits and businesses. Venues range from mountaintop coffee and donut shops and local high schools to recent concert series collaborations with the New York Botanical Garden, the Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent, and the Uncharted Series at Greenwich House. Previous programs boast collaborations with a number of world-class musicians, including pianists Marcus Roberts and Dan Tepfer, trombonists Wycliffe Gordon and Chris Washburne, and vocalists Charenee Wade and Cecile McLorin Salvant. Recent residency leaders include Vince Giordano, Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas, Aaron Johnson, John Lumpkin, and Sam Reider.

The Catskill Jazz Factory is a program of 23Arts Initiative, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information go to

About Bard Fisher Center

Bard Fisher Center develops, produces, and presents performing arts across disciplines through new productions and context-rich programs. At once a premiere professional performing arts center and a hub for research and education, Bard Fisher Center supports artists, students, and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas and perspectives from the past, present, and future.

The organization’s home is the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. Bard Fisher Center offers outstanding programs to many communities, including the students and faculty of Bard, and audiences in the Hudson Valley, New York City, across the country and around the world. Productions developed by the Fisher Center have been presented at venues including Lincoln Center, BAM, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Walker Arts Center, and Barbican (London).

The Fisher Center illustrates Bard’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.