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Jazz With Latin Flavor at the Watchung Arts Center in July

TAP into Warren Staff

Thursday, July 10, 2014 • 2:39pm

WATCHUNG, NJ-  On Saturday, July 12, the Watchung Arts Center will present a special summer jazz concert. Music lovers will enjoy the beautiful voice of Danisa Fagan and the fluid guitar of Dr. Rojo (Pablo Maitia) performing an eclectic mix of jazz, tango, Bossa Nova, French and English standards. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Danisa Fagan began singing at age of 11 and discovered a passion for voice and music defining her life. The great Billie Holiday is her inspiration. Holiday left an indelible stamp on Danisa’s style. Danisa is a uniquely original singer, with a voice that is wonderfully captivating. Her singing is both serious and whimsical, soulful and jazzy. She raises her voice singing in Spanish, English and French. Her music ranges from jazz to reggae, bossa nova to tango, boleros to French standards.

Pablo Esteban Maitia is a man of many talents, a visionary with eclectic tastes. He is a musician, an artist, a teacher, a composer, a luthier. He has dedicated himself to an ever-expanding array of artistic expressions and endeavors. He is a founding member of the musical company Babel Orkestra, performing as a musician and composing songs and music. As 'Dr. Rojo' Pablo channels Django Reinhardt on acoustic guitar. When Pablo is not performing with his muse, Danisa ~ he can be heard playing Argentine Folk Music, tango, bossa nova and jazz. He has played throughout Argentina. He is at home playing acoustic, electric and Spanish guitars, and banjo. As a luthier, he experiments with alternative materials and recyclables to create non-traditional musical instruments for children and adults. Beyond music, he is an Art Educator at all levels, from primary to secondary school. 

Tickets for this performance are $16 in advance, $20 ($18 WAC members, $10 students) at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at watchungartscenter.eventbrite.com. To obtain more information about upcoming performances, classes and workshops, and monthly art exhibitions, please visit WatchungArts.org or call 908-753-0190.

The Watchung Arts Center, located at 18 Stirling Road in Watchung on the Watchung Circle, is a multi-disciplinary performing arts facility serving Watchung, the surrounding communities and the Tri-State Area.

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