Socrates Garcia

Date City Venue
11/16/17 - 11/18/17 Greeley, Colorado UNC’s Langworthy Theater
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Frasier Music – University of Northern Colorado. I’m playing the theater production A Midsummer’s Night Dream, under the direction of David Grapes and Dr. Nancy Wolfgang.
11/19/17 Greeley, Colorado UNC’s Langworthy Theater
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Frasier Music – University of Northern Colorado. Matinee: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, under the direction of David Grapes and Dr. Nancy Wolfgang.
02/15/18 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt University
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. I will be at Vanderbilt University presenting a clinic and conducting a concert with the Blair Big Band (Dr. Ryan Middagh, director). The concert includes a new composition, commissioned for this occasion. Click Here for More Information ...

Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra

Date City Venue
01/05/18 Dallas, TX Jazz Education Network Conference, Dallas, TX
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Hyatt Regency Hotel. The award winning SGLJO is performing at the JEN Conference 2018.

Past Performances / Clinics

Banda de Jazz del Conservatorio Nacional de Musica de Santo Domingo

Date City Venue
07/05/16 Santo Domingo CERTV (Corporacion Estatal de Radio y Television)
Time: 4:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Recording session of a TV live performance of some of the music from the album Back Home with the Santo Domingo Conservatory of Music’s Big Band.
06/23/16 Santo Domingo Casa de Teatro
Time: 9:00pm. Socrates Garcia will conduct his music with the Conservatory’s Big Band at Casa de Teatro’s Jazz Festival.

Clinic

Date City Venue
11/08/17 - 11/09/17 Loveland, Colorado Mountain View High School
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Thompson School District Jazz Retreat
05/20/17 Tampa, FL International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: University of South Florida. Music Notation Tips for the Jazz Composer
02/12/16 San Antonio, Texas Technology Institute for Music Educators/Texas Music Educators Association
The Mobile Recording Studio: DAWs on Your iPad
02/10/16 San Antonio, Texas Technology Institute for Music Educators/Texas Music Educators Association
Effective Tools for Composing and Arranging Using Finale
01/30/16 Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA)
with Wanda Vasquez-Garcia Music Production and the iPad for the Upper Elementary Classroom
01/30/16 Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA)
01/28/16 Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA)
Music Production and the iPad
01/07/16 Louisville, Kentucky Jazz Education Network Conference
Latin Jazz with a Dominican Tinge

Conversatorio con Socrates Garcia

Date City Venue
06/30/16 Santo Domingo Centro Cultural de las Telecomunicaciones del Indotel
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Calle Isabel la Catolica esquina Emiliano Tejera, Ciudad Colonial. Open talk with Socrates Garcia about his new album Back Home Click Here for More Information ...

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Date City Venue
QUISQUEYA LA BELLA: A Celebration of the Music of the Dominican Republic
04/04/16 New York City Manhattan School of Music’s Borden Auditorium
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 120 Claremont Ave.

Multiple Latin Grammy Nominee MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, led by BOBBY SANABRIA, celebrates the music of the Dominican Republic.

The performance features the New York premiere of Dr. Socrates Garcia’s DOMINICAN SUITE for JAZZ ORCHESTRA and VANTAGE POINT.

The suite is a tour de force multi-movement composition that explores Dominican rhythms such as merengue, pambiche, bachata, and palo, all under the rubric of the modern jazz big band, highlighted by forward-thinking modern harmonies and jazz arrangements.

A highlight of the piece features an exceptional solo adapted by the legendary Dominican alto saxophonist, Tavito Vazquez, arranged by Garcia for the entire sax section.

More info
03/28/16 New York City Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 212-258-9595. Address: 10 Columbus Circle.

TWO SHOWS: 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

Multiple Latin Grammy Nominees MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, led by BOBBY SANABRIA

QUISQUEYA LA BELLA (“the beautiful Dominican Republic”) features the many flavors of the D.R., from the intense gallop of the popular merengue and pambiche to the romantic bachata and the Afro-centric carnival celebrations of gaga, palo, and more.

Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra

Date City Venue
02/07/17 Denver, Colorado Dazzle Jazz
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 930 Lincoln St..
02/06/17 Greeley, Colorado MOXI Theater
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Upstairs // 802 9th St..
08/15/16 Santo Domingo Fortaleza Ozama
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. The SGLJO will be at the Restauracion Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo. Musicians will include Brad Goode, Don Aliquo, Ryan Middagh, and members from the National Conservatory of Music.
02/12/16 Greeley, Colorado UNC GALA 2016
01/09/16 Louisville, Kentucky Jazz Education Network Conference
Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra performs the JEN’s Young Composers Showcase
01/07/16 Louisville, Kentucky Jazz Education Network Conference