Latin GRAMMY® Nominated Supergroup CNCO Performed a Rare Intimate Benefit Concert at UM Gusman

Latin GRAMMY® Nominated Supergroup CNCO Performed a Rare Intimate Benefit Concert at UM Gusman

By UM News

Latin GRAMMY® Nominated Supergroup CNCO Performed a Rare Intimate Benefit Concert at UM Gusman

By UM News
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® hosted a unique fundraising concert on Saturday, February 8, 2020, featuring Latin supergroup CNCO.

Hundreds of excited (and screaming) CNCOwner fans, along with students and VIP guests filled UM’s Gusman Hall, for this rare intimate Frost Music Live concert. Proceeds from ticket sales benefited both the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® and the Frost School of Music. 

The performance drew fans from as far as Philadelphia who jumped at the opportunity of having a rare, up close and personal concert experience with CNCO.  VIP ticket holders enjoyed a pre-show private sound check/performance followed by a one-on-one meet & greet with CNCO and photos.

VIPs in attendance included representatives from the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® including Manolo Diaz, Vice President and Becky Villaescusa, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Corporate Development, as well as Aymee Nuviola, winner of this year’s Grammy® award for Best Tropical Latin Album.

Latin GRAMMY® award-winning faculty member Dafnis Prieto led an elite ensemble comprised of Frost School of Music students as well as Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Student Scholars to open the concert with a virtuosic performance of Latin jazz leading into the acoustic performance by CNCO.

Latin GRAMMY® nominee CNCO, composed of  Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel De Jesús, Joel Pimentel, and Christopher Vélez were joined in their performance by four Frost School of Music jazz students and two Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Student Scholars, who played as part of the back-up band.   

The event was the brainchild of two #FrostBuilt alumni now establishing their music industry careers at these respective organizations—Dennis Lejardi, Sr. Events Planner at the Frost School and Kevin Forte, Development Specialist at the LGCF.

The Frost School of Music seeks to transform lives through the study and performance of music, and to enhance music’s future as the result of the most innovative and relevant curricula in higher education.  The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation’s® mission is to provide educational opportunities for aspiring musicians and as of today has allocated a remarkable $5 million USD in scholarships, grants, musical instrument donations, and educational events worldwide.