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Get a free lesson Sunday in Latin jazz

This Sunday, Dr. Carlos Vega, associate professor of saxophone at Florida A & M University, will offer a free education seminar at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola before his Latin Jazz Ensemble performs original and classic Latin-infused music. 

Vega has extensive music connections throughout the United States and has performed

with Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, Arturo Sandoval, Ira Sullivan, Tito Puente, Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (CALJE) and Doc Severinsen and his Big Band. 

He has three critically acclaimed releases on Origin Records Jazz Label and has assembled a stellar ensemble for this show, with Vega on saxophone, Jean Caze on trumpet, Whitney Ashe on piano, Joshua Ramos on bass, and Marcelo Camacho on drums.

Vega, who tours extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Africa, has secured a grant from the South Arts Roads Artists Series which allows him to bring his ensemble to the Isle Newell concert series. He has been lauded for his dynamic and unique approach to composition as well as jazz improvisation.

The free education session begins at 3 p.m. at Trinity Church followed by the performance of the ensemble at 4 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance at or $25 dollars at the door. Students are free.

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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