The Last Mambo

The Last Mambo Community Screening Event
Join us October 18, 8pm at the California Jazz Conservatory for a special community screening event!

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.