Weekend Best Bet: Once Again Delray’s Arts Garage

The Arts Garage's Jazz Project has attracted world class talent to Delray

The Arts Garage’s Jazz Project has attracted world class talent to Delray

If you’re searching for something great to do this weekend, look no further than Delray’s Arts Garage.

Venezuelan pianist- composer Silvano Monasterios and The 4th World Ensemble will be perform Friday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Monasterios was voted best Jazz Musician in Miami by New Times magazine in 2009 and blends Latin rhythms, jazz and world music.

The ensemble performs all original music  composed and arranged by Monasterios.

Exhibiting an insatiable appetite for challenge and change, Monasterios brought his new quintet into the Savant studios and recorded eight new and innovative compositions.

The audience should expect a healthy dose of new music and older favorites.

Heavy on percussion and rhythms, the ensemble’s work is often classified  as Latin Jazz, but in reality it defies that easy description and combines a range of influences including European and American Jazz.

The performance is part of Arts Garage’s renowned Jazz Project series, an endeavor that has won the organization a rabid fan base, tons of press and support from prestigious funders including the Knight Foundation.

New visitors to the Arts Garage are in for a treat. The venue, located in space below the Old School Square Parking Garage, in Delray’s trendy Pineapple Grove, is intimate, has great sound and allows patrons to bring their own wine and snacks.

After the show, make sure to stroll Pineapple Grove which has several excellent restaurants or walk to nearby Atlantic Avenue for a taste of vibrant nightlife. The scene is lively, even during the summer months.

Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door. Visit www.artsgarage.org for tickets and more information.