The Pan American Nutcracker Suite

Joe McCarthy's New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band

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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
drumming..."

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

– Ken Micallef

Overture

Tel. 123-456-7890

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500 Terry Francois Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94158

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