Conrad Herwig and The Latin Side All-Stars
Tuesday Nite Residency EXTENDED thru May by Popular Demand!
The Django’s Latin Tuesdays are home to acclaimed trombonist Conrad Herwig and his Latin Side All-Stars. They began their initial residency of live latin jazz in NYC this past January, but due to popular demand, they have been extended thru MAY 2023! In this special engagement, Herwig brings an ace septet to the Django stage each week, playing Latin versions of Miles, Mingus, Hancock, and more. Catch an extra special show on March 7th in honor of Wayne Shorter, famed American saxophonist.
Herwig has recorded 26 albums as a leader, receiving four GRAMMY®-nominations for his own projects. His latest CD release is The Latin Side of Mingus (Savant; 2022) . This is a follow-up project to The “Latin Side of …” tributes to Horace Silver (Savant; 2020), Joe Henderson (Half Note; 2014), Herbie Hancock (Half Note; 2010) Wayne Shorter (Half Note; 2008), Miles Davis (Half Note; 2004), and John Coltrane (Astor Place; 1996). These exciting and individualized projects feature an array of special guests including Randy Brecker, Ruben Blades, Michel Camilo, Joe Lovano, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Valentin and many of the hottest players on the international scene.
In 2006 Herwig received the Paul Acket Award (formerly the “Bird Award”). The prize, presented at the North Sea Jazz Festival, is intended for an artist who, according to the international jury, deserves the attention of a broader audience. Herwig is also a recipient of performance and teaching grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Conrad was elected to the Board of Advisors of the International Trombone Association and has taught at Mason Gross School of the Arts in the prestigious jazz program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. where he currently serves as Artistic Director and Chair of Jazz Studies.
The New Yorker, Jazz After Hours, and Jazziz are all in agreement – this residency is not to be missed. And the reviews are in! Both the New York Sun and Opening Night urge readers to see this powerhouse performance. Book the 7:30PM or 9:30PM shows from January 17th thru May 30th, 2023 ($35 + two item minimum per person). Students are welcome to the 9:30PM show as walk-ups (no reservations) for $20 per person (no item minimum).