It was just a year ago that WRTI partnered with the Philadelphia Jazz Project to present a very unique concert featuring Afro-Brazilian percussion in Big Band Jazz style! It was the Philadelphia premiere of Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz at the Temple Performing Arts Center, with guests Arturo O'Farrill and Steve Bernstein, and Another Holiday For Skins with Pablo Batista, Mike Boone, Luke Carlos O'Reilly, and company.
It was a fabulous concert that launched Orkestra Rumpilezz's first American tour with stops in New York, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Miami.
Yesterday, the Alliance for Community Media announced the winners of their 2016 Hometown Media Awards. In the category of Access Center Professional Winners / Local Performances, the winning media project was:
Philadelphia Jazz Project & WRTI Present: Orkestra Rumpilezz Produced with PhillyCAM
Congratulations to all parties involved! We're so happy to have been part of this special collaboration.