Pablo Menendez, Mezcla to Perform in Minnaert Center

The first installment of the year’s SPSCC Jazz Series highlights jazz musician Pablo Menendez and Mezcla, direct from Cuba. The ensemble is set to perform in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College on Sept. 18.

Menendez is founder and director of the quintet group, which has been active on the Cuban music scene for the past 30 years. Menendez leads vocals and guitar within the band along with both jazz veterans and new, young jazz musicians. The group’s unique blend of Afro-Carribean and Latin jazz music will be sure to convey the Cuban music environment.

A workshop on the basics of the Cuban ensemble will be held in the Black Box of the Minnaert Center from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults; $17 for students, seniors, military discount; and free for SPSCC students, faculty and staff with ID. The workshop is $10, or $25 for both the workshop and concert. Tickets will be available at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office, online at, or by calling (360) 753-8586. Register for the workshop at

For more information about the event, contact James Schneider at (360) 596-5291 or via email at .

Upcoming Music Program Concerts

Throughout the 2014-15 season South Puget Sound Community College will hold public concerts by our Music Program and guests at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. Check back for more detailed information on upcoming music events. 


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