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DPAA’s SuperPops Starts Season with hot Latin Jazz band MAMBO KINGS

Soprano Camille Zamora and Mambo Kings join Dayton Philharmonic in a night of explosive Afro-Cuban Rhythms and Jazz Improv 

DAYTON, OH (Sept. 19, 2022) – Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Havana Nights, featuring soprano Camille Zamora and Latin jazz ensemble THE MAMBO KINGS, with the Dayton Philharmonic as part of the SuperPops Series, Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 pm in the Mead Theater of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now and start at $5. For tickets, call 937-228-3630 or visit daytonperformingarts.org/tickets.  

Maestro Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra welcome star soprano Camille Zamora and critically acclaimed jazz ensemble MAMBO KINGS to the Schuster Center stage for a sultry, passionate, and exciting evening of Latin music from Spain and the island of Cuba. Zamora is hailed as a leading interpreter of classical Spanish songs by NBC Latino. MAMBO KINGS has rapidly earned a national reputation for its explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. The program includes orchestral and vocal selections from the classical Spanish Zarzuela period combined with the exciting Afro-Cuban rhythms of the Mambo Kings.  

Tickets start at $5 and are on sale now by phone at 937.228.3630, online at  daytonperformingarts.org/tickets, or in person at the Box Office in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center downtown Dayton. 

Havana Nights is part of DPAA’s 2022-2023 SuperPops series. The SuperPops continues through the 2022- 2023 concert season with:  Hometown Holiday featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors (Dec. 2-3, 2022); An Evening of Sondheim (Jan. 20-21, 2023); Swing is the Thing (March 31-April 1, 2023); and Peter Pan (April 21-22, 2023). All performances are held at the Schuster Center and begin at 7:30 pm. 

For more information about the Havana Nights performances, set list, and a digital program, visit daytonperformingarts.org/havananights

For more information about DPAA’s 2022-23 Ballet, Opera, and Philharmonic seasons, visit: daytonperformingarts.org 

About Mambo Kings 

MAMBO KINGS, together since 1995, are enjoying great success as Upstate New York’s foremost Latin jazz ensemble and have rapidly earned a national reputation for their explosive blend of Afro Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation.  

Since their orchestral debut in 1997 with the Rochester Philharmonic and Conductor Jeff Tyzik, Mambo Kings have appeared at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and Pops concerts with orchestras in Baltimore, Vancouver, Detroit, Dallas, Naples (FL), and Portland (OR), among many others, performing original compositions and arrangements by pianist Richard DeLaney. 

As a quintet, Mambo Kings have appeared as featured soloists at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest, the Music In The Mountains Festival in Colorado, the Lewiston (NY) Jazz Fest, and the Big Sky Arts Fest in Bozeman, MT. 

More recently, the 2019 season featured performances with the Alabama Symphony, a sold-out concert at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, and a show with the Des Moines Symphony. The band weathered the 2020-2021 season with online performances with the Austin, Buffalo, and West Michigan Orchestras and a live performance with the Virginia Symphony to wrap up the year. 

Mambo Kings released their third self-produced recording, Nostalgia, in July of 2008. Nostalgia, along with their previous releases –Live! (2005) and Marinera (2003) — continue to receive radio airplay throughout North America and Puerto Rico.