BKCM Midsummer Nights Concert Series 2022 – Claudia Acuña

BKCM Midsummer Nights Concert Series 2022 – Claudia Acuña


Thursday, July 14, 2022 – 5:30-7:30 PM

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Midsummer Nights Concert Series is back! Our outdoor series will take place across three Thursdays: July 14, July 28 and August 11 at BCKM (58 7th Ave, Brooklyn.)

Cool down in the BKCM back garden with signature cocktails and conversation. Then join old and new BKCM friends to enjoy outdoor concerts with Brooklyn-based musicians that will surprise and delight. Adults and kids are welcome! This event is free to attend.

Latin Grammy nominee Claudia Acuña will be joining us on the 14th! Come at 5:30 pm for our cocktail hour to enjoy a Q&A with Claudia in the back garden.  Her musical performance will start at at 6:30pm and will take place in the front garden.
Click here for more information on our next Midsummer Nights concerts, coming up on July 28 (featuring Tahira Clayton) and August 11 (featuring Stephanie Schecter)!
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Born July 3, 1971 in Santiago and raised in Concepcion, Claudia Acuña established herself on the Chilean jazz scene in her early 20s. When she arrived in New York City in 1995, Acuña quickly gained recognition as a leading voice on a scene rapidly being transformed by a wave of brilliant Latin American musicians. Part of the roiling scene centered on Small’s, she plunged into collaborations with masters such as Jason Lindner, Harry Whitaker, Arturo O’Farrill, Guillermo Klein, and bassist Avishai Cohen, who co-produced her critically hailed 2000 debut “Wind From the South.”

Her five albums as a leader established Acuña as a creative force, from 2002’s “Rhythm of Life” (Verve) and 2004’s “Luna” through 2008’s “In These Shoes” and 2009’s strikingly beautiful “En Este Momento.” Whether putting her stamp on popular Latin American ballads, reimagining jazz standards from a South American perspective, or bringing infusing Afro-Caribbean material with a wide rhythmic sensibility, Acuña stands out as a passionate and emotionally incisive singer with a gleaming, burnished bronze tone. In 2019, Claudia Acuña was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Jazz Album.