Musica Viva Concert to Feature ‘Chinchano’ Nov. 2

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department will host a Musica Viva concert featuring musician and Peru native Juan Pastor’s modern instrumental jazz group, Chinchano, on Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The concert is free to the public.

Chinchano is a Chicago-based group comprised of five musicians: Juan Pastor on percussion; Stu Mindeman on piano; Patrick Mulcahy on bass; Marquis Hill on trumpet; and JJC Assistant Professor Rich Moore on alto saxophone. The group will perform original compositions, including “Fina Estampa,” “En Otro Talvez,” “Amigo Stu,” and more.

Chinchano’s sound fuses the traditional Northern American jazz harmonic palette with exciting rhythmic concepts drawn from Central and South America. According to Pastor, the band combines Peruvian folk rhythmic styles with fast-paced Chicago jazz music.

Chinchano has been selected by the Chicago Jazz Institute to be featured in their JazzGen artistic program. The group has also been selected to participate in the eighth annual Chicago Latin Jazz festival.

For more information about the JJC Musica Viva series, visit or call 815-280-2223.

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