Rebeca Mauleón/V-Note Ensemble — Sold out!
Rebeca Mauleón & Afro Kuban Fusion
The first week of performances following the Grand Opening is devoted to local artists who have helped make San Francisco a rich and diverse hotspot for jazz creation. These musicians have established themselves as truly world-class performers, and we’re honored to have them grace the stage at the SFJAZZ Center.
Saturday brings an explosive evening of Latin jazz, as pianist, composer and SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca Mauleón presents her Afro Kuban Fusion project with a venerable cast of Latin music greats including percussionists Jesús Diaz and Carlos Caro, bassist Gary Brown, guitarist Vernon Black and Cuban drum sensation Jimmy Branly. Conjuring the eclecticism of the legendary Irakere in the spirit of neo-afro-jazz-rock, this performance will get the blood pumping like no other, and the dance floor will be open!
Opening the show is the V-Note Ensemble, a superb acoustic quartet that seamlessly blends the jazz tradition with the folk rhythms of Venezuela.
Rebeca Mauleón musical director,
Adonis Puentes vocals
Jimmy Branly drums
Gary Brown bass
Vernon Black guitar
Carlos Caro percussion, vocals
Jesús Diaz percussion, vocals
Eric Barbería percussion, vocals
Mike Olmos trumpet
Marty Wehner trombone