The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble: San Francisco Septet
Today at 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd Street, San Francisco, California 94110.
Tickets by Eventbrite
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Admission: (Online) $20-25 / (Door) $25 general, $20 student & senior
*A limited quantity of additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco is a performing group of talented musicians ages 10 to 18.
They play Latin jazz classics and original compositions at a level that has landed them gigs at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and the world-renowned jazz club Yoshi’s.
Their mission is to preserve the traditions of Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music by teaching it to youth and to create role models for aspiring student musicians.
Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco has served as an invaluable proving ground for creatively ambitious young musicians since 2001.
Living up to vaunted expectations set by the ensemble’s alumni, these high school players collaborate with legends like Armando Peraza, Jerry Gonzalez and John Santos.
They also write and arrange their own material, tunes documented on highly regarded recordings (most recently Con Mis Manos). While LJYE graduate Daniel Riera fronts San Francisco’s exciting band Soltron, other alumni such as trombonist Natalie Cressman, flutist Elena Pinderhughes, pianist Samora Pinderhughes, and drummer Charlie Ferguson, are tearing up the New York music scene.
LJYE is the resident youth company of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.