Arts, Culture & Fun: John Benitez Quintet
Join Parks’ Arts, Culture & Fun for an outdoor jazz concert in the park with the Jazz Benitez Quintet. Born and raised in Puerto Rico and based in the Bronx, Grammy-winning bassist/composer/arranger John Benitez has led an accomplished career, working with major artists in a range of styles from Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri and Batacumbele to Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, and Roy Hargrove. For this concert, he leads a special latin jazz sextet. Please feel free to bring your own chairs, mats, or towels to sit on. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Registration Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, and note that the concert size is limited to 50 participants and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the concert. Please note: This summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We’re asking everyone to help us stay safe: Stay home if you’re sick Maintain six feet of physical distance between households Wear a face covering Wash your hands Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming. Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.