Afro-Cuban All Stars
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To make your purchase by phone call 206-441-9729.Afro Cuban All Star web siteAfro Cuban All Stars FacebookAfro Cuban All Stars LIVEThe Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Cuban jazz legend Juan de Marcos and his Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban All Stars for four nights! Band members are Juan de Marcos (guitar and vocals), Gliceria (percussion) Glicy (keys and vocals), Lauri (bass and clarinet), Julito Padron (trumpet and flugelhorn), Yoanny Pino (trumpet and flugelhorn), Lazaro Oviedo (trumpet and flugelhorn), Alberto Pantalion (bass), Antonio Portuondo (timbale), Gabriel Hernandez (piano), Jose "Tony" Moreaux (bongo & cowbell), Roland Salgado (congas), Jose Pinera (vocals), Emilio Suarez (vocals) and Evelio Galan (vocals). Show times are 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday and 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Doors are at 5:30 Friday - Sunday.Juan De Marcos has arranged, conducted, produced or co-produced more than 25 albums. His work with the Afro-Cuban All Stars has been nominated for 4 Grammys, and the band was hailed by Downbeat Magazine for its continued excellence. De Marcos has been responsible for creating, conducting, producing and co-producing some of the most important and seminal recordings of 20th century Cuban music, including the widely acclaimed Buena Vista Social Club. In 1996, De Marcos's signature group, The Afro-Cuban All Stars, recorded A Toda Cuba le Gusta (Grammy-nominated in 1998). This was the first album to be recorded during the now-legendary Buena Vista Social Club sessions, which DeMarcos conducted and orchestrated. The Afro-Cuban All Stars are the same orchestra that can be seen in those distinct performances captured in the famous Oscar-nominated Buena Vista Social Club documentary by Wim Wenders. The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a unique orchestra that has always been devoted to promoting the full range of Cuban music, one that embraces several generations and all musical styles. The band has opened the doors to a new generation by incorporating young musicians into the band. With The Afro-Cuban All Stars, De Marcos has developed a concept more than simply creating a band. His approach has allowed him to expand the creative range by incorporating contemporary styles of Cuban music. The recent plans for the Afro-Cuban All Stars include the recording this year of the albums Breaking the Rules & Step Backward. This documents de Marcos' latest project, where he has gathered the most remarkable expatriate Cuban musicians from around the world. Never content to take things easy, de Marcos continues to develop promising new ideas for Cuban music, which is evolving in exciting ways. As De Marcos himself says, "We have to use all the heritage of Cuban music to create a sound of the future. It's important to have that continuity and to fight for our identity."