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LATIN JAZZ | Mambo Kings 

The Mambo Kings made its orchestral debut 20 years ago with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. And since then, the Latin jazz quintet has become a renowned act on the jazz festival circuit, and a frequent guest ensemble with orchestras around the country. Its blend of Afro-Cuban sounds and rhythms and jazz finesse is expertly crafted, and the band has the ability to easily transform the room's atmosphere from a large orchestral hall into an intimate, Latin American dancehall. The Mambo Kings will join the RPO, and guest vocalist Camille Zamora, for the second half of a concert program of energetic Cuban, Spanish, and Latin-inspired works.

Mambo Kings will perform with the RPO on Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. $24-$84. 454-2100;

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