Conga Buena CD Release Party!!
with the AC Jazz Project
Directed by Josiel PEREZ (Maraca/Klimax)
Fermin SIFONTES (Grupo Afro Cuba)
Yosmel MONTEJO (Maraca)
Alberto TAMAYO (Opus 13)
Luis CONTE (Cuba LA)
Jimmy BRANLY (NG La Banda)
Come join us for a night of Afro Cuban Jazz, Salsa Cubana, Son Montuno and Timba!
Thursday, September 26th
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Purchase Tickets Online:
KXLU 88.9FM Radio Interview with Guido Herrera-Yance
Saturday August 24, 2013
Where you will be able to hear music from "Conga Buena"
About Conga Buena:
Originally, Jazz was danceable, but this
changed in the United States after the 1950's -
many of the “arbiters of taste” decided that
if it's danceable, it couldn’t possibly be real Jazz.
Even Latin Jazz wasn’t completely safe from
this bizarre new idea, and at times, it was
treated like a second-class citizen by the
powers that be.
The Cubans, who have played an important role
in the history of Jazz since its birth, never developed
those hangups (remember Irakere?), and the
the AC Jazz Project, includes some former
members of some of Cuba’s best Jazz and
dance bands (Klimax, Maraca, NG La Banda
Opus 13, Grupo Afrocuba) throw down some
serious Timba, Cuba’s hottest dance music,
in addition to Afro-Cuban Jazz. Their North
American experience is also vast: some of these
cats have performed in Doc Severinsen’s
orchestra, Phil Collins and too many other
prominent bands to mention.
Let Conga Buena feed your mind AND make
you move at the same time. You really CAN
do both at once without feeling guilty about it…
~ Bill William Tilford
About Catalina Bar & Grill:
Catalina Bar & Grill has certainly lived up to its slogan "Nothing But The Best In Jazz" by presenting a veritable Who's Who of jazz legends such as Dizzie Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, Joe Williams, Max Roach, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter,Tony Williams, Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Scott and many more.