Claudia_Acuna4You may need to be a jazz aficionado to know Claudia Acuña, but you needn’t know jazz to appreciate the emotion she pours into her music. Acuña will take the stage in the James D. Moncus Theater at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on Friday, Jan. 25, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for a stirring performance of the Latin-infused jazz that has made her one of the most respected vocalists in the style.

Signed to Verve Records in 1999, the Chilean singer-songwriter-arranger bolted to the top of the heap with a genre-bending fusion of Latin rhythms and traditional jazz, singing many of her songs in her native Spanish.

Now an artist on Wynton Marsalis’ label, Acuña has toured with some of the jazz greats including George Benson. Tickets to this latest installment of Jazz @ the Center range from $30-$40 and are currently being offered as two for the price of one. Log on to AcadianaCenterForTheArts.org to find out more.

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