The Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Project Releases Album “Encuentro”: To Play Catalina’s In Hollywood

Jan. 27th, 2009
(8:00 pm)
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA

The Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Project will celebrate the release of thier new CD at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Tuesday, January 27th. Tickets are $15. The Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Project is an extraordinary ensemble comprised of Cuban musicians now residing in the U.S. On this their first joint recording project titled Encuentro, they make their debut featuring the music of pianist Gustavo Ramirez Onna (NG La Banda).

Gustavo Ramirez Onna from Havana, Cuba studied music at the International School of Music in Havana, Cuba. The harmonic influences of Emiliano Salvador and Gonzalo Rubalcava are revealed in his adventurous original material, also packed with intriguing angular melodies and improvisations. The music is driven by brilliant jazz-fusion lines, coupled with strong funk-rock and Afro-Cuban influences.


The recording features trap drummer Raúl Pineda (Chucho Valdés Quartet), conguero and vocalist Jesús Díaz (QBA), bassist Juan Carlos Portillo, with special guest appearances by Bob Mintzer on the sax (Yellowjackets), Nachito Herrera on keyboards and synthesizers, and Dany LaBana on guitar. Combined, this distinguished powerhouse defines promise and excitement for much more music to follow.

Album Information:
Group: The Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Project
Album: Encuentro
Release: 2008
Label: Bombo Music

For more information about the group, please visit their site.

Performance Location:
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood California 90028
(323) 466-2210

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