Oakland hosting night of Latin jazz

“Music Under the Oaks” will feature the #CubanAmerican Trio, artisan vendors and food trucks.

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Hispanic Heritage Month celebration continues into October with “Music Under the Oaks,” from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in VanderLey Park, 117 E. Gulley Ave. This free outdoor music event also will offer Latin food vendors, artisan craft booths coordinated by Orange Blossom Market, and wine and beer by West Orange Creamery.

The evening will feature the #CubanAmerican Trio, presented by HAPCO, playing modern jazz. Latin Grammy-nominated pianist Martin Bejerano fronts this internationally acclaimed trio, accompanied by renowned Cuban drummer Ludwig Afonso and Grammy-nominated New York City bassist Edward Pérez.

Music begins at 5:30 p.m., and guests can take a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the show.

Food trucks offering traditional Latin foods will be on site serving fresh empanadas, croquettes and Cuban sandwiches. Coolers and outside alcohol are prohibited.

Shop at artisan craft vendor booths selling fine art, handmade crafts and other merchandise.

Parking is available at the Family Church field at Oakland Avenue and Tubb Street.

For information, call (407) 656-1117.


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