Afro Bop Alliance's NEW RELEASE "Angel Eyes"!!!
Don't miss the official release show at Rams Head On Stage on Friday September 5th featuring Grammy Award Winning Artist Paquito D'Rivera!!!

Groove is at the heart of the Afro Bop Alliance’s debut release on ZOHO. While providing exciting Latin-tinged grooves that are tailor-made for dancers, the members of this Washington, DC-based, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers inspired septet keep one foot solidly in the straight ahead jazz camp with their scintillating improvisations and tight three-horn frontline. Leader-drummer Joe McCarthy, and newest member Victor Provost bring new sparkle to the proceedings with his virtuosic steel pans playing, as does special guest Paquito D'Rivera on clarinet.
-Bill Milkowski

Congratulations to the project "Joe McCarthy's Afro Bop Alliance Big Band presents the music of Roland Vaquez, Paquito D' Rivera and Friends," which has been awarded an $8,000 grant by New Music USA and is now published on