Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society presents:
November 15, 2019 | 8 p.m.
Born July 3, 1971 in Santiago and raised in Concepcion, Acuña established herself on the Chilean jazz scene in her early 20s. When she arrived in New York City in 1995, Acuña quickly gained recognition as a leading voice on a scene rapidly being transformed by a wave of brilliant Latin American musicians. Part of the roiling scene centered on Small’s, she plunged into collaborations with masters such as Jason Lindner, Harry Whitaker, Arturo O’Farrill, Guillermo Klein and bassist Avishai Cohen, who co-produced her critically hailed 2000 debut "Wind From the South" (Verve).
Acuña brings all of her far-flung experiences to bear on "Turning Pages," an album that documents a major creative leap. Her key collaborator was Colombian-born string wizard Juancho Herrera, who produced the album, co-wrote several songs, and had a major hand in most of the arrangements. As much as "Turning Pages" points toward the future, the album is also an act of reclamation and recovery, as Acuña takes stock of her past via songs new and old. It’s the work of a woman reborn from the ashes, stronger, wiser and more expressive than ever. Ready once again to take on the world, she’s eager to reconnect with long-time fans and build new audience alliances.
Please note that this show will take place at the Orpheum Theater Center at 315 N. Phillips Avenue.
The show is suitable for all ages, but may be best enjoyed by those 12 and older.
Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. considers parents/guardians to be the best decision-makers on what is appropriate for their children and families.
Programs, dates, times and prices subject to change. All attendees regardless of age must purchase a ticket unless otherwise noted.