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The Pan American Nutcracker Suite

Joe McCarthy's New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band


The Pan American Nutcracker Suite is a global musical adventure that celebrates and unites Tchaikovsky's timeless masterpiece "The Nutcracker Suite", with the beautifully diverse musical traditions of the Americas and beyond! 

Created and co-arranged by Joe McCarthy and Vince Norman, this composition features original orchestrations accompanied with dance, and performed by Joe McCarthy's Latin Grammy® Award Winning New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band.

"...a brilliant reinvention of a timeless classic for generations to come.”

"...effervescence of Afro-Latin artistry and the measured brilliance of a band of seasoned, like-minded musicians..."

– Michael Ambrosino

Joe McCarthy | Drummer, Bandleader, Co-arranger
Vince Norman | Co-arranger

The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band
Nick Marchione | trumpet
John Chudoba | trumpet
Brandon Lee | trumpet
Alex Norris | trumpet
Andrew Gould | alto saxophone
Alejandro Aviles | alto saxophone
Ben Kono | tenor saxophones
Luis Hernandez | tenor saxophones
Frank Basile | baritone saxophone
Mark Patterson | trombone
Ryan Keberle | trombone
John Yao | trombone
James Borowski | bass trombone
Luis Perdomo | piano
Vinny Valentino | guitar
Boris Kozlov | bass
Samuel Torres | percussion

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Released on Angelface Records

"Expressed in riveting arrangements, acutely brilliant solos, and McCarthy’s inventive arrangements and powerfully evocative

"Pan American Nutcracker Suite is an aural tour de force, an all-encompassing, immersive sound experience."

– Ken Micallef


Tel. 123-456-7890

Fax. 123-456-7890

500 Terry Francois Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94158

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