Latin Jazz Phenom Takes Rutherfurd Stage March 26

Chico Mendoza will perform this Sunday at Rutherfurd Hall as part of the Great Jazz series.

Mark the coming of Spring with the bright sounds of America’s favorite “Latin Sun,” as musician-composer Chico Mendoza performs at Rutherfurd Hall for the next installment of the Great Jazz series.

The show will run Sunday, March 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door.

Mendoza, an only child from a musical family (his uncle penned the songs “Spanish Eyes” and “Strangers in the Night”), leads the Chico Mendoza Sextet in a Latin Jazz performance that will be felt body and soul.

Playing professionally since he was sixteen, Mendoza is accomplished in numerous instruments, including piano, vibraharp, marimba, xylophone, and an array of regional drums. He has played on three continents, and received dozens of awards and commendations in the fields of jazz, Latin jazz, gospel, and musical instruction.

Mendoza will be joined on stage by Max Morden, trumpet, Ron Olender, alto sax, Tim Givens, bass, Nick Scheuble, congas, and Carlos (Charlie) Torres, Timbales.

Tickets are available at, or in person at Panther Valley Pharmacy and Mama’s Café Baci.

Rutherfurd Hall is located at 1686 Route 517 in Allamuchy, right next to the Route 80 on-ramp.

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