Omar Sosa @ Yoshi’s // Oakland

7-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban composer and pianist – fuses world music & his AfroCuban roots – with a Latin jazz heart.

Join us for what promises to be a passionate night of AfroCuban Latin Jazz!

Omar Sosa Music’s career spans 30 years and has been documented in 35 releases thus far, and his work has been recognized with four Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Award nominations.

4 shows! March 29th – 30th. 7:30 PM
Yoshi’s // Oakland.
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-9200

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About show:

Featuring Sheldon Brown, Josh Jones, & Ernesto Mazar Kindelán

7-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa is one of the most versatile jazz artists on the scene today. He fuses a wide range of jazz, world music, and electronic elements with his AfroCuban roots to create a fresh and original urban sound – all with a Latin jazz heart.

The latest twist in Sosa’s creative journey is his Quarteto Americanos, a group based on the formative relationships he forged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1990s. Experience the brilliance of Omar Sosa on stage with his multi-directional Quartet including multi-reed player Sheldon Brown, Josh Jones on drums, and Ernesto Mazar Kindelán on baby bass. Join us for what promises to be a passionate night of AfroCuban Latin Jazz!

Omar Sosa is touring in celebration of the release of a new documentary entitled Omar Sosa’s 88 Well-Tuned Drums and an accompanying soundtrack LP of the same name.

The documentary captures much of Sosa’s oeuvre as a composer, bandleader, and recording artist and highlights the rich tapestry of his styles and cultures, from solo piano to big band, from Mother Africa to Cuba and the descent communities of the Diaspora, and from jazz and an array of folkloric traditions to Western classical music.

The soundtrack vinyl features music from eight Omar Sosa albums, including three GRAMMY-nominated titles – ‘Sentir’ (2002), ‘Eggun’ (2009), and ‘Across the Divide’ (2013). For fans and newcomers alike, the film and vinyl are a great way to enjoy Omar’s music and better appreciate his creative process. Like the artist, the band’s repertoire is eclectic and energizing, and its improvisational approach seamlessly fuses elements of Jazz, Latin, and World Music into a passionate, contemporary sound.

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