Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet performs at CCM on Feb. 25

The acclaimed ensemble stops in Cincinnati during its Konectados Tour - tickets on sale now

Story by CCM Graduate Student Lucy Evans

The Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet performs in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 as part of its Konectados Tour 2023. Celebrated for their inventive fusion of traditional Afro-Peruvian music and jazz, the band immerses their audiences in the unique music scene of coastal Peru. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

The performance is hosted by the CCM Division of Music Education, and presented in partnership with La Mega Media, with additional support from the Paul Lammermeier Foundation. "The Afro-Peruvian Sextet is writing a new chapter in the history of Latin Jazz," says award-winning jazz critic Doug Ramsey. Considered by many to be the heart of the Afro-Peruvian jazz scene, don’t miss the chance to experience this trailblazing group in Cincinnati.

Founded in 2005 by trumpeter and composer Gabriel Alegría, the Afro-Peruvian Sextet regularly performs throughout their native Peru and the United States. Their signature style — inspired by the African influence in coastal Peruvian music—is characterized by infectious rhythms, complex jazz harmonies, and traditional percussive instruments such as the Cajón, Cajita and Quijada (made from the jawbone of a donkey). In 2015 they were named “Best Ensemble of the Year” by Hot House Magazine and awarded “Best Latin Jazz Album” by the New York City Jazz Record. “The Sextet knows its mission well and has the execution down to a science,” writes The New York Times. That mission goes beyond performing music.

In addition to performing celebrated shows and recording five albums, each member of the group is dedicated to education. Through master classes, workshops, and even cooking with fans, the group aims to welcome a global audience into a joyful and exuberant experience of Afro-Peruvian culture. The group’s members host “Tour Peru,” an immersive experience which invites fans to join them in Lima for an unforgettable week exploring the music, food and history of the Peruvian coast. More information about the Afro-Peruvian Sextet and Tour Peru can be found on their website.


GABRIEL ALEGRÍA: Carrusel de Luces
GABRIEL ALEGRÍA: Mirando El Shingo

Performance Time

8 p.m. February 25, 2023


Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets are $30; student and group discounts available. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office!

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Directions and Parking

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Parking is available in UC's CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. 

CCM OnStage patrons can add pre-paid parking to their checkout carts when purchasing tickets. Pre-paid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for a performance or special event is usually available for $10-15. Learn more about parking at UC's CCM Garage.

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Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCM Digital Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor

Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
eat well celebrations and feasts 
The Summit Hotel
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2022

Featured image at the top: Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet. Photo/Provided

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Lucy Evans

CCM Graduate Assistant, Marketing + Communications

Lucy Evans is a master’s student studying Vocal Performance at CCM. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, and was recently an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera.

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