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Music Under the Stars - Calle 66

Overview

Calle 66 serves up contemporary salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata, with a unique style and flavor. The group is a native New Mexico salsa band with a mission to play contemporary salsa and to perform music with integrity and respect to the salsa art form. The band’s music touches on influences representing Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia. Featuring Jackie Zamora on vocals, the band is a Music Under the Stars favorite Enjoy the infectious grooves of Jackie’s specialized salsa crafted with the world influences of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru—chances are you won’t leave the dance floor all night!

Jackie Zamora was born and raised in Lima, Perú. She began studying with her mother, a former dancer/choreographer and Zarzuela singer, at the age of 13. Upon arrival in the United States at age 15, she continued to study choral ensemble singing and was a member of the Western New Mexico Chamber singers and the University of New Mexico Concert Choir. Inspired by her Latin roots, she joined the salsa band Casablanca and began to explore salsa, Latin jazz and bossa nova idioms. Her 2002 recording with Casablanca, entitled Peregrinos, received the best tropical/salsa song of the year award and the female vocalist of the year award from the New Mexico Hispano Entertainers Association.

In 2007 she was part of the cast of the first Zarzuela in Albuquerque by Teatro Nuevo Mexico, titled “Luisa Fernanda,” and then again in 2007, she was cast in “La Corte de Faraón.” Jackie has also played with the salsa band Encanto and the Afro-Peruvian band Concepto Tambor. Jackie is currently the lead vocalist for Calle 66 and Baracutanga.

All shows 7-10 pm, doors open at 6:30. Shows held at Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater (2000 Mountain Rd. NW). Parking is free in the Museum lot, on surface streets, and North of the museum in the open parking lots.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, in the office, or online

Online ticket sales on Hold My Ticket end at 2 PM day of the show.

Ticket guarantees entry, not seating.

All ages are welcome. Kids under 12 get in free of charge.

Lawn chairs for grass seating / picnics welcome (keep in mind space is limited; ABSOLUTELY NO outside alcoholic beverages or glass, please)

Food and drink available from Slate Street Cafe at Museum Amphitheater

All shows rain or shine, no refunds due to inclement weather. Shows may be cancelled for safety reasons due to the presence of lightning within 5 miles of the amphitheater.  A New Mexico Jazz staff member will inform guests in this instance.

All sales final, no refunds.

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