Musical multi-hyphen of Mexican origin Jaime Lozano is having a blockbuster summer, with online and live appearances, in addition to working on the hottest movie on screens.
As part of the series Joe’s ad live! – offering free streaming performances to audiences around the world during the temporary pandemic closure of theaters – the prolific Lozano makes a virtual return to the Public Theater’s iconic cabaret stage (where he is one of five artists selected for Joe’s Pub Working Group 2020-2022 residency) on Thursday, June 24 for his online concert Jaime Lozano and the Familia.
Addressing the momentous theme of the immigrant experience in the United States through songs and stories, Lozano focuses on diversity, inclusion, and building bridges rather than walls. The next concert will feature original compositions from three of his past and current works: songs of an immigrant (including collaborations with lyricists Georgie Castilla, Noemi de la Puente and Marina Pires); Perfect tense (book and lyrics by Nancy Cheser, with additional music and lyrics in Spanish by Lozano); and his new musical Désaparecidas (book by Rachel Stevens, lyrics by Lozano and Florencia Cuenca).
The show will feature voices from a roster of stage and screen luminaries, including Melissa Barrera (In the heights film), Florencia Cuenca (An endless line), Mandy González (hamilton), Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Hadesville), Ana Isabelle (West Side Story movie), Stephanie Lynne Mason (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish), Mauricio Martinez (On your feet!), Aline Mayagoitia (Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation), Marina Pires (On your feet! national tour), Ricky Rojas (red Mill), Daphne Rubin-Vega (In the heights film), Angelica Vale (Joan the Virgin), and Jessica Vosk (Bad).
Jaime said, “Being part of the Joe’s Pub family has been a great experience. I have always felt their love and support. I’m so grateful because I can see they’re very supportive not just of myself, but of many new and diverse voices over the years and I feel so proud to be part of this community of artists. All the staff and band at Joe’s Pub have been so supportive during these very difficult and difficult months and having this last virtual concert with them is a great way to close this chapter and look forward to the future.
Jaime Lozano and the Familia plays Thursday, June 24 at 8 p.m. at Joe’s Pub Youtube chain and the Public Theater website. Access is free, but donations are welcome.
On Saturday, June 26, at 7 p.m., Lozano will make his legendary Lincoln Center debut with Venezuelan-born, Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Migguel Anggelo LatinXoxo. The ostentatious and moving solo musical theatrical performance, designed by Anggelo, directed and developed by SRĐA, with a book by C. Julian Jiménez, musical direction by Lozano and costumes by Ryan Park, is part of Restart stepsan outdoor performing arts initiative on the campus of Lincoln Center, with ten outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces designed to help revive New York’s performing arts sector and post-pandemic renewal.
The four-piece band for the hour-long show includes Lozano on piano and guitar, Alberto Jiménez on guitar, Victor Murillo on bass and Reinaldo de Jesús on percussion. “I feel so happy to debut at Lincoln Center with my first live concert with an audience after this pandemic, as musical director and collaborator to my dear friend and hermano Migguel Anggelo,” Jaime said. “I firmly believe that the only way to change things is to work together as a community and I feel very honored to be able to collaborate with incredible artists like Migguel Anggelo and many others.”
Seats are available through the TodayTix lottery, which you must enter for a chance to win a free two-seater capsule; registration closes three days before the performance at 12:59 p.m. Each module includes two chairs without armrests, at a minimum distance of six feet from the other modules. All seats are located on accessible routes and can be removed to make room for mobility devices. Assistive listening devices with headsets and neckbands, as well as noise canceling headphones and earplugs are available upon request.
And in conjunction with his role as orchestrator for the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical In the heightsLozano will also appear at AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42n/a Street, in the brand new Broadway Live Film Festivalmerging cinema with live musical theater to create an immersive crossover experience.
Following the “live cinema” performance of the highly acclaimed recently released film on Friday, July 23, beginning at 8:25 p.m., audiences will have the option to stay for an exclusive encore on the AMC Rooftop Lounge, where Feinstein’s/54 Below will present The Legacy of In the Heights: A Latinx Writers Concert Featuring the Work of Jaime Lozano and Morefeaturing an all-Latinx lineup and band (including Lozano, Marina Pires, Georgie Castilla, Noemi de la Puente and David Davila) performing a selection of the film’s musical numbers and more on the outdoor stage.
Jaime also expressed his enthusiasm for this show, explaining that “it will be a very special concert honoring the legacy of In the heights – a show that changed my life. I can say that because of this show and the people on it, I am here in New York chasing my dream of telling and sharing my stories. It will be an unforgettable concert with my Familia, my Latino Latinx, my Latin brothers and sisters, sharing songs and stories about our experiences.
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