SOPAC is excited to launch the new "In the Loft" series - consisting of seven blues and jazz concerts set in an informal club cafe atmosphere in the SOPAC Loft (on 3rd Floor). A casual, affordable and fun concert series featuring up-and-coming musicians and seasoned professionals, the "In the Loft" series offers an up-close perspective on today's blues and jazz musicians. $15 cover. Cash bar. No drink minimum.
Jazz in the Loft: Claudio Roditi
Sunday, February 12 at 5pm
"One of the very best performers in jazz" – Allmusic.com
Brazilian-born born trumpet and flugelhorn player, Claudio Roditi kicks-off the first concert of the Jazz in the Loft series at SOPAC. Known for his warm, fluid sound combining post bop and Brazilian elements, Roditi has worked with Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Paquito D'Rivera and Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra. A current South Orange resident, Roditi has recorded a dozen albums as a leader and has received Grammy Award nominations for his albums Symphonic Bossa Nova and Brazilliance X 4.