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.


MAMBO SESSIONS (1940-1960)

Tito Puente, Machito and a parade of Mambo legends swept  through the Bay Area and inspired audiences and musicians to new heights.   The Macumba club in Chinatown showcased the hot cha-cha-cha and mambos of Cal Tjader and brought together people of all ethnicities . (picture of Pete Escovedo and Tito Puente)

For the sounds of Cal Tjader Live at the Macumba see this video!

Guarachi Guaro The Cal Tjader Quintet ℗ 2012 Acrobat Licensing Ltd. Released on: 2012-11-12 Music Publisher: Dorsey Brothers Music Auto-generated by YouTube.


1959  Pete Escovedo and his Escovedo Brothers sextet  and Benny Velarde Y Su Pachangeros play to packed houses at venues like  Copacabana in North Beach and Sands Ballroom in Oakland.