NH Jazz Presents Trumpeter Ray Vega at Pitman's Freight Room Monday April 2

LACONIA — NH Jazz will present the Ray Vega Jazz Quartet on April 2 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room, located at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia.

Trumpeter Ray Vega is considered one of the true innovators of jazz and Latin music. A native of the South Bronx, Ray is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez and Louie Ramirez.

His recordings "Ray Vega," "Boperation" and "Pa'lante" have been well-received by critics, ...

LACONIA — NH Jazz will present the Ray Vega Jazz Quartet on April 2 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room, located at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia.

Trumpeter Ray Vega is considered one of the true innovators of jazz and Latin music. A native of the South Bronx, Ray is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez and Louie Ramirez.

His recordings "Ray Vega," "Boperation" and "Pa'lante" have been well-received by critics, audiences and musicians alike. Vega's CD "Squeeze, Squeeze" has also received critical acclaim including four stars in Down Beat magazine. Vega's latest "East-West Trumpet Summit," (2010, Origin) a collaboration with Seattle trumpeter Thomas Marriott, hit number 1 on the Jazzweek national radio jazz charts.

 Vega will perform at Pitman's Freight Room with guitarist Joe Capps, bassist John Rivers and drummer Caleb Bronz.

Admission is $12 (doors at 7:15). All shows are general admission. Seating is limited after 8 p.m. BYOB. NH Jazz shows have a listening policy which prohibits talking, and use of texting devices, cell phones, video/ audio recording, laptops, gaming units, and cameras.

For information call the NH Jazz office (603) 267-5387 during business hours or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming NH Jazz Shows: 4/5 Mark Shilansky's Join the Club Sextet (Modern Jazz); 4/9 John Funkhouser (Acclaimed Boston Pianist); 4/12 Chris Humphrey (Celebrated Vocalist); 4/16, Brian Friedland Big Band (Boston's New Jazz Orchestra); 4/19 Teri Roiger, Kevin Harris, John Menegon & Yoron Isreal (Sultry); 4/21 Special Saturday Show: Sofferman's Neti Pot w/ George Garzone (Modern & Hip); 4/23 Chris Bakriges (Romantic VT Pianist & Composer); 4/26 Kenny Werner (International Jazz Piano Legend)

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NH Jazz will present the Ray Vega Jazz Quartet on April 2 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room. (Courtesy photo)