What a great summer of music. The San Jose Jazz Festival as usual was a blast. I shot some great footage of Avance, a perennial favorite and Team Bahia (hard-rocking timba by local Cuban musicians). I can’t wait to include some fo this in the film.
Want to get a sneak preview a snippet of “The Last Mambo?”
Join us on Sunday at The Jazzschool in Berkeley.
THE LAST MAMBO and BAHIA SON
When: Sunday, August 19, 4:30 pm
Where: Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704
Admission: $5-10 sliding scale
OPEN DANCE FLOOR AND MOVIE PREVIEW AT 5:30PM
The Last Mambo is a documentary film that explores the salsa/Latin jazz community in the San Francisco Bay Area from the diverse perspectives of dancers, DJs and musicians. The film traces the 60-year evolution of the West Coast Latin sound to show how the music and dance act as powerful force for community building. The film is still in production but come check out the latest clips.
Bahia Son plays Cuban son, salsa and Latin jazz for your dancing and listening pleasure. Bahia Son is: Rita Hargrave (timbales), Phil Montalvo (congas), Manuel Mejira (bongo/bell), Vicki Marinko (vocals and percussion), Tala Ibabao (vocals and percussion), Ahni Robinson (flute), Michael Commer (tenor sax), Kit Robinson (tres guitar) and Bob Camp (bass).
See you on the dance floor,