Voice of an Angel members are (from left) Amilcar Guevara, Homero Cerón, and Mike Levy.
Voice of an Angel members are (from left) Amilcar Guevara, Homero Cerón, and Mike Levy.

The Voice of an Angel is a trio that plays Brazilian/Argentine music on piano, string bass and marimba or vibraphone. The trio’s organizer, Homero Cerón, is the principal percussionist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and one of the leading jazz figures in Tucson. An experienced music educator, he also co-directs The Latin Jazz Nonet, an ensemble that specializes in Afro-Cuban jazz. Acclaimed Hollywood conductor, arranger/producer Victor Vanacore referred to Cerón as “a very special kind of musician with a real knack for rhythm and phrasing.”

The trio will get your toes tappin’ on Tuesday (Aug. 23) at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room of the Arizona Senior Academy.

Cerón is joined by Amilcar Guevara on piano, who is an arranger, composer and producer, most recently producing a CD for the Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra. Guevara’s musical base is traditional Latin music. After many years of experimenting, he developed a versatile approach to his playing and composition. Guevara continues to pursue his passion for Latin Jazz with his own quartet.

Mike Levy, an accomplished bassist, (acoustic and electric) pianist, guitarist, vocalist and drummer, adds his skills to The Voice of an Angel. At age 19, Levy toured with the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau Band and continued playing with jazz, funk, R & B, and folk artists. In his studio, Levy composes music for film and television.

With their acoustic music focus on piano, string bass and marimba or vibraphone, their repertoire includes original compositions as well as baroque and Latin-American music. The ASA concert will include the music of Michel Camilo, Astor Piazzolla, Michael Petrucciani and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Written by Sharon Stetz, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at info@arizonasenioracademy.org or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to www.asa-tucson.org.

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

Let ‘The Voice of an Angel’ Get Your Toes Tappin’: August 2016
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