The Last Mambo

The Last Mambo, a documentary which explores the past, present and future of the Salsa/Latin Jazz music and dance community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Profiles of salsa/Latin jazz musicians, dancers and D.J.s, promotional trailer, photographs, artwork, artists profiles, links to Afro-Cuban music websites, links to Salsa music and dance websites. Documentary to be release on Wayne Wallace's record label, Patois Records, spring of 2015.


Rebeca Mauleon


In 2012  I had the pleasure of chatting  with Rebeca Mauleon–a Bay Area music legend and currently director of education for the San Francisco Jazz.

Rebeca Mauleon spent her youth hanging out at Mission Cultural Center absorbing  Afro-Caribbean music and arts.  With the support of her family and the Bay Area music community she has emerged as  an internationally acclaimed musician, bandleader, composer, GRAMMY-nominated producer and educator as well as author and reviewer. As a pianist Mauleon follows a long-standing tradition of Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz performers, and her expertise in Afro-Caribbean and Latin American music places her at the forefront of the musicological community, resulting in a multidimensional career spanning over three decades.

Rebeca’s hard-rocking approach to  the piano and her high-energy musical direction have been dubbed “visceral” (Billboard Magazine), “fiery” (Utne Reader), and critics have lauded her as “one of the hippest band-leaders in Latin music today” (Allmusic).

I can’t wait for you to check out  her interview when it appears in “The Last Mambo.”  Stay tuned for more on Rebeca and the opening of the new home of  San Francisco Jazz.