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[live] Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano // Youtube

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano // SF 4

Experience Omar Sosa’s fusion of jazz, world music, hip-hop, and electronic elements with his Afro-Cuban roots. Grammy-nominated 7 times.

Thursday 5 PM
Omar Sosa’s B-Bay Quartet
How to watch: Youtube.

 

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano // SF 1

 

About live show:

THE SHOWROOM SESSIONS: Streaming LIVE from Piedmont Piano Company
Omar Sosa’s B-Bay Quartet

Pianist Omar Sosa brings his B-Bay Quartet, featuring Josh Jones on drums, Sheldon Brown on saxophones, bass clarinet, and flute, and Ernesto Mazar Kindelán on bass. The band will play renditions of a number of Omar’s signature compositions, including ‘L3zero,’ ‘My Three Notes,’ ‘Light in the Sky,’ and ‘Remember Monk,’ as well as several new pieces.

Ernesto brings a powerful Cuban vibe to the mix, complimenting Sheldon’s amazing improvisations, and Josh’s tight, funky stick work. Omar will enjoy one of Piedmont Piano’s fine concert grands without electronics or samplers or other effects. Join us for jazz that cooks!

 

Watch the LIVE STREAM:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCdWvKejG-ZTR5DPE0w1WlQ

 

https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontPiano/live/

 

Donation/tips accepted via paypal.me/sosafunke or venmo.com/sosafunke

 

About Omar:

When Omar Sosa talks about his formative influences, he always starts with Camagüey, the inland bastion of Afro-Cuban culture where he was born and raised.

Before moving to Havana as a teenager to study piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, he devoted himself to percussion and marimba at Camagüey’s rigorous conservatory. He’s traveled far and wide over the past three decades, but always seems to find his way back home.

 

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Biography:

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano // SF 2

 

When Omar Sosa talks about his formative influences, he always starts with Camagüey, the inland bastion of Afro-Cuban culture where he was born and raised.

Before moving to Havana as a teenager to study piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, he devoted himself to percussion and marimba at Camagüey’s rigorous conservatory. He’s traveled far and wide over the past three decades, but always seems to find his way back home.

His celebrated Quarteto AfroCubano, a virtuosic electro-acoustic ensemble he introduced on 2013’s Real Live (Otá Records), features fellow Camagüeyanos Leandro Saint-Hill on saxophones, flute and vocals, and Ernesto Simpson on drums and vocals (with Mozambique native Childo Tomas providing the elastic pulse on electric bass, kalimba and vocals). The quartet’s lush, mercurial sound takes on new rhythmic dimensions with special guest percussionist John Santos, an invaluable creative catalyst on the Bay Area scene since the 1970s. He and Sosa connected deeply during the pianist’s East Bay residency, touring together internationally and recording the revelatory duo albums Nfumbe: For the Unseen and La Mar.

 

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano // SF 3

 

 

May 20 2021

Details

Date: May 20
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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