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TurnOut Queens – Ali Bello & The Sweet Wire Band
July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ali Bello & The Sweet Wire Band
Sunday, July 25 at 4PM Summer Outdoor Stage at Corona Plaza
For the first-time ever, Queens Theatre will step to a new outdoor stage in Corona Plaza this summer with a series of dance performances "TurnOut Queens" starting from July 11.
TurnOut Queens will take place in Corona Plaza, Queens from July 11 to September 5, every Sunday at 4pm ET. These hour-long dance performances and live music will highlight local artists.
On July 25, the violin legend Ali Bello and the Sweet Wire Band will continue the series and will fill your senses with their joyous live music. This event is free and no tickets are required.
About Ali Bello
Venezuelan born Alí Bello has become one of the most dazzling and sought after violinists, distinguishing himself for his versatility among different music styles in addition to his well-found classical training and multidimensional improvisational skills. Since his surge from El Sistema, the musical education program of his country, and after building upon years of experience in New York, he has become a Latin jazz music figure to be reckoned with.
During his career, Alí has collaborated and performed with such figures as Paquito D’Rivera, Johnny Pacheco and, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch. He has worked with bands of great tradition such as Orquesta Broadway, Típica '73, and Africando as well as modern fusion bands such as Alfredo Naranjo y El Guajeo, La Clave Secreta, and Los Jóvenes del Barrio.
He has become a sultry sound in tango, regularly performing with Grammy winner bandoneonist Raúl Jaurena, and a regular collaborator on scores with flamenco guitarist Pedro Cortés. His repertoire expands even further to include gypsy jazz and American folk music, as a member of the touring quintet Doc Severinsen & El Ritmo De La Vida. He has also infused the violin into the popular rhythms of R&B, performing live with The Roots, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z. Alí can be heard arranging and collaborating dance beats with Grammy winner producer Louie Vega, as well as recording with award winning artists Aventura and Don Omar. His violin has backed up amazing singers of the stature of Mercedes Sosa, Susana Baca, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Alejandro Fernández, and Cheo Feliciano among others.
Alí could be heard regularly with his Latin jazz group The Latin Jazz Liaisons and his new musical concept, The Sweet Wire Band – a blend of electronics and acoustic instruments, which include all his multicultural collaborations as well as expose his Afro‐Latin roots and Venezuelan heritage. His last album Connection Caracas - New York, was named "Top 50 Jazz CD's" of 2013 by JazzTimes Magazine.
For more information about Ali Bello, please visit: http://www.alibello.com/index.html.