Raíces Latin Jazz

Raíces (Roots) pays homage to the originators of Latin Jazz such as Cal Tjader, Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria and also performs original music composed in the same genre. The group was founded by Chicago percussionist Ruben Alvarez and is currently led by vibraphonist Joe Sonnefeldt. Since their post-pandemic return in 2021, Raíces has played to packed audiences at Fitzgerald’s Night Club and enthusiastic crowds at several area music festivals.