**UPDATE 5/15**: Due to forecasted rain, this program has been CANCELLED. There will be no Salsa Concert on Thursday, May 16. Thank you for understanding, and stay tuned for updates!
Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie!, the open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square (near the Contemporary Jewish Museum), takes place on the third Thursday of each month from May to September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
A protégé of Cuban conga legend Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Havana-born Carlitos Medranohas played an important role on the Bay Area’s Latin music scene over the past decade.
After several years as a sought-after sideman, he decided to launch Sabor De Mi Cuba, a band dedicated to hard-charging Cuban salsa. Since releasing his debut album in 2012, Medrano has earned a reputation as a world class purveyor of authentic Cuban soul. Boasting a book Medrano’s finely wrought original tunes, the talent-packed Sabor De Mi Cuba features the soaring vocals of Julio Bouza, who hails from an illustrious Cuban musical clan.
Part of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival‘s Let’s Go Salsa @ Jessie! series.