Congas and Bongos: Celebrating “Mongo” Santamaría and Jack “Mr. Bongo” Costanzo

Artists

CONGAS AND BONGOS:
Celebrating “Mongo” Santamaría and Jack “Mr. Bongo” Costanzo
A Bayside Summer Nights Jazz Concert

Mongorama:
Justo Almario, tenor saxophone
Danilo Lozano, flute/musical director
Pablo Mendez, violin
Rene Camacho, bass
Joe Rotondi, piano
Joey De Leon, congas
George Ortiz, timbales
Jose Perez, guiro/bell
James Zavaleta, lead vocals
Juan Cosme, vocals
José Rizo, vocals/band leader

The Jack Costanzo Tribute Band:
Bill Caballero, trumpet
Steve Ebner, trumpet
Jordan Morita, trombone
Bob Campbell, tenor saxophone
Mike Carnahan, baritone saxophone
Omar Lopez, bass
Lynn Willard, piano
Mike Holguin, timbales/ music director
Tommy Aros, congas
Ernie Becquer, bongos
Kiko Cornejo Jr., drum set
Marilu Ewing, vocals
Candy Silva, vocals
Nestor Martinez, vocals, percussion, trumpet

About

Enjoy a fiery musical salute to Latin percussion pioneers Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría Rodríguez and Jack Costanzo featuring the many flavors of Latin Jazz/Afro-Cuban music. Santamaría placed the congas in the forefront of percussion instruments. His classic hit “Watermelon Man” is a staple in rock, Latin, soul, and jazz repertoires. We’ll salute the late great Jack Costanzo - known for his work with Elvis Presley, the Nat King Cole TrioFrank Sinatra, and other legends - with performances by Mongorama and the Jack Costanzo Tribute Band featuring members of Costanzo’s last working group led by Mike Holguin.

Learn more about "Mongo" Santamaría.

Learn more about Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo.

San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert. The Series Curator for Thursday Night Jazz is Gilbert Castellanos.

Support

The San Diego Symphony's Thursday Night Jazz and Jazz @ The Jacobs series are sponsored by Doctor Bob and June Shillman.

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Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue Embarcadero Marina Park South
Ticket Price $20-$71 (subject to change)

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Dining

Dining

There are a variety of food and beverage choices available on-site, including wine and beer. And this season, feel free to explore some of your favorite San Diego restaurant offerings in our brand new Finest City Eats food plaza! In the Champagne seating section, table service is only available for patrons who pre-order by 4pm the day before the concert. (See all of your options, including our new, deliciously curated "Blais by the Bay" pre-order service, on our Dining Page!) Food and beverages may be brought in to the venue, however, no alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed to be brought in.   

Parking

Parking

Parking for Bayside Summer Nights concerts can be purchased in advance with Bayside Summer Nights subscription packages. Parking can also be purchased in advance for individual concerts, depending on availability, when single concert tickets go on sale.