Directed by piano player Adrian Ruiz and guitar player José Guzmán, La Cantera is SRBCC’s Afro-Caribbean Jazz performance ensemble for youth (ages 19-24). The program was born at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center in 2018 and is known for incorporating young veterans of Ruiz Belvis’ Afro-Caribbean Jazz and Afro-Latin Percussion apprenticeships with guest appearances by the city’s top local and touring Latin music talent. Through a dynamic schedule participants engage in the business of musical performance, learning to leverage their talents and exposure.

For bookings that helps us sustain this program, please contact us via email at [email protected] or call us at 773-750-7544.


School Performances and Workshops

Ask about our special rates for schools and sponsorship opportunities. SRBCC dedicates resources every year to schools and organizations working with youth (0-24) in underserved communities across Chicago.

Upcoming Shows: