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Chile Lindo is honored to present touring musicians from Concepción, Chile // SF

Chile Lindo is honored to present touring musicians from Concepción, Chile // SF

Salute the New Year! Cap your New Year’s Eve weekend partying at San Francisco hippest live jazz venue in the heart of the Mission District

~boleros, tangos, & swing~

Chile Lindo is honored to present touring musicians from Concepción, Chile:

Alejandro Venegas – aka La Voz
Antonio Novoa – Trumpet
Sebastián Monreal – Guitar

…featuring local Chilean bass player Ricardo Díaz


The Revolution Cafe

3248 22nd St, San Francisco, California 94110


Alejandro Venegas – La Voz
Alejandro Venegas’ nickname is “La Voz” (alluding to Sinatra’s aka The Voice) for the unmistakable timbre of his voice. In fact, in Chile, he has a band called Frank, taking on the big band sound and the good old standards made famous by his idol. Ever heard Sinatra standards in Spanish? You’d be surprised at how many of the old Hollywood tunes were originally in Spanish and translated into English. For example the classic “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)”.

Alejandro Venegas has a broad range of singing styles and swings to various genres–jazz, blues, rockabilly, boleros, rumba and tango.

His rock band, Julius Popper, has broken onto the radio airwaves in Chile, and is scheduled to perform at Santiago’s Lollapalooza 2016.

Antonio Novoa – Trumpet
Antonio Novoa is Chile’s latest up-and-coming jazz trumpet player. At twenty-two years old, he leads his generation and has shared the stage with well established musicians in Chile, including preeminent trumpeter Cristián Cuturrufo. At the Providencia Jazz Festival in Santiago, he was named “best jazz soloist” for 2013.

Novoa’s musical aptitude was evident by the time he was four years old. When he turned seven, his father Kiko Novoa, a renowned sax player in Concepción, introduced him to the trumpet. From then on, his father insisted on rigorous training and he practiced under his father’s stern instruction. Today Antonio is grateful for the early discipline that allows him interpretative freedom on his instrument.

Although jazz is his mainstay, Novoa also navigates through various genres, including cumbia and salsa. He is part of the Julius Popper band.

Sebastián Monreal – Guitar
Sebastián Monreal is also a member of Julius Popper. He is a regular in the Chilean jazz scene, performing with his quartet. He performs as a professional sideman with various groups covering a wide range of musical genres.

At 19 years old he directed the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” presented at Universidad de Concepción and aired over the university’s cable television station.

Sebastián is presently living in Berkeley, broadening his musical horizons. Upon arrival in the Bay Area, he immediately threw himself into the local music scene. He joined various local bands, including Pasto Seco, a popular Chilean cumbia big band founded by UC Berkeley student Tito Guerra. However, his heart is with San Francisco’s jazz scene and he’s already sitting in with the city’s heavy weights at Club Deluxe, San Francisco jazz venue par excellence.

Ricardo Díaz – Bass
Joining the trio at the Revolution Art Bar is Ricardo Díaz, a Chilean jazz musician that has made the Bay Area his home base. By now Ricardo is no stranger to the jam sessions scene in San Francisco. You may have heard Ricardo’s playing at previous Chile Lindo productions.

(Conce, as it’s locally known)
Concepción is a vibrant university city and it’s Chile’s second largest city.

Its location is in the so called Zona Centro Sur (Central South Zone), in the geographic center of the country. It’s the capital of the Concepción Province and/or 8th Region–also known as the Bío Bío Region. The region is named after the Bío Bío river which is Chile’s widest river and its second longest one.

Lonely Planet claims “Concepción is an important and hard-working port city that is best known for its universities and music scene (many of Chile’s best rock acts got their start here).”

On a personal note, I find that folks from Concepción are very professional and amiable. The fact that it is a university town seems to combine the best of both worlds–urban high standards with the warmth and friendliness that is characteristic to the provinces.

I am pleased to introduce you to four devoted, versatile, and very talented Chilean musicians and I hope you will join us for their Revolution Cafe debut.

Paula Tejeda
Chile Lindo, San Francisco

January 03 2016


Date: 01/03/2016
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Revolution Cafe

3248 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA United States

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