The Amherst College Department of Music presents “Garden of Snakes,” an original jazz composition thesis by Diego Ramos-Meyer ‘19 on Friday, February 1st at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is FREE and open to the public; seating is by general admission.
“Garden of Snakes” is a 5-piece suite exploring African-American and LatinX jazz music. Born to a Costa Rican father and American mother, Ramos-Meyer grew up listening to music from a wide variety of traditions all over the Americas. This 10-piece ensemble, including flute, violin, trumpet, tenor saxophone, trombone, and congas, takes the audience on a journey through modern-day manifestations of traditional Afro-Caribbean rhythms. From Herbie Hancock to Pérez Prado to J Dilla, “Garden of Snakes”, has a little something to offer for everybody.