Issac Delgado
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Issac Delgado
Cuban Timba Pioneer

Canceled: Issac Delgado

JUN 9–21 | 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival

Jun 20, 2020
Miner Auditorium

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ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.

If you have tickets to this show, or any of the canceled shows, we ask you to consider donating your tickets back to SFJAZZ to help us address the immediate needs of SFJAZZ, the artists we serve and the education programs we provide.

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If you would like to make other arrangements, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@sfjazz.org or call 415.788.7353. For more information, visit the SFJAZZ ticket policies page.

Please note: Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show.

One of Cuba’s most famous stars and a respected musical innovator, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Issac Delgado helped pioneer the timba style (Havana’s tough, funky take on salsa) as lead singer of the wildly influential group NG La Banda in the late 1980s. 

A dazzling live performer who was mentored by legendary Cuban jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Delgado is a cool and centered stage presence who deftly navigates the complex, interlocking music of his first-call band. Restlessly inventive, Delgado has continually rewritten the rules of Caribbean dance music, constantly playing with time and tempo, employing jazz-inspired passages and mixing in cutting edge rhythms and avant-garde electronics. He defected to the U.S. over a decade ago, but recently returned to Havana where his fame has only increased over the years. His most recent Tropix Music release, Lluvia Y Fuego (Rain and Fire), brilliantly showcases the effect of his return to his homeland and a re-investment in traditional song forms. The recording features lushly arranged original compositions and tributes to timeless Cuban sonero Benny Moré and Puerto Rican salsa king Cheo Feliciano. 

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Delgado returns to SFJAZZ with a dizzying salsa dance party that Miner Auditorium will barely be able to contain.

Issac Delgado shows a younger generation of salseros how to do true, romantic salsa: with poetry, elan and style.

Chicago Tribune

Issac Delgado shows a younger generation of salseros how to do true, romantic salsa: with poetry, elan and style.

Chicago Tribune

Personnel

Issac Delgado vocals
more TBA

Innovation, improvisation, high musicianship and hard Afro-Cuban funk.

The New York Times

Personnel

Issac Delgado vocals
more TBA

Innovation, improvisation, high musicianship and hard Afro-Cuban funk.

The New York Times

Watch & Listen

Issac Delgado

Lluvia y Fuego

Issac Delgado

Medley Pa Cheo Oriente Cita a Las Seis

Issac Delgado

Lluvia y Fuego

Issac Delgado

Medley Pa Cheo Oriente Cita a Las Seis