La Moderna Tradición @The Jazz Conservatory, Friday January 31st
Friday at 8 PM – 10 PM
California Jazz Conservatory (CJC Rendon Hall)
2040 Addison Street, Berkeley, California 94704.
Spread the word, invite your friends, and join us for a night of excellent Cuban dance music! Featuring Felix Samuel lead singer, Mike Spiro congas, John Calloway piano, Remi Spiro timbales, Tregar Otton violin, Yadier Noa Chamble bass, Miguelito Martinez flute, Maru Pérez-Viana coros.
General admission $20 – Open seating.
One of the only orchestra of its kind outside of Cuba, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición (founded October 3rd, 1996) dedicates itself primarily to danzón, Cuba’s national dance. This romantic, elegant parlor dance, in which couples move in a close embrace, has shaped Cuban music’s evolution as truly as the better-known son, son montuno, rumba and Afro-cuban religious genres.
Performing and preserving classic and folkloric styles, with danzón leading the way, this 12-member group honors these traditions with crisp modern arrangements of classic pieces and original compositions.
Performing are the best of the Bay Area Cuban music scene, including Felix Samuel, Mike Spiro, John Calloway, Juan Perez, Remi Spiro, Tregar Otton, Sandy Poindexter, Steve Senft-Herrera, Sara Herrera, Don Gardner, Sage Baggott and Bob Karty!