At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


Poncho Sanchez Fries Up His Congas For Some Latin Jazz

| February 21, 2018 | Calendar

When Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band bring their show to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, it will be a night full of what the Texas-born conguero calls “the world’s greatest music.”

That’s how Sanchez describes Latin jazz, a sub-genre he attributes to the New York City meeting of conga drummer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s, according to an official biography of Sanchez. He said Pozo and Gillespie were the first musicians to bring elements of Latin music to American jazz, creating the style Sanchez has championed for the better part of four decades.


Photography by: