Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30 pm
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The Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of San Francisco State presents its annual spring concert -- Mi Timba -- with guests Christelle Durandy, Jordan Wilson and Bay Area Cuban legend Fito Reinoso. Join us for an evening of (mostly) contemporary Cuban music as the 25-member ensemble performs works by Reinoso, Susana Baca, Alex Cuba, Jesus Diaz, Ismael Rivera, John Santos, Bill Summers and Yeni Valdes. Directed by John Calloway. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
School of Music
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The Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State performs both traditional and contemporary pieces based on Afro-Cuban religious and folklore music. Founded in 1999, the ensemble's mission is to expose the larger listening audience to the richness of Cuban and other Latin American music styles that have so influenced American popular music styles.

The ensemble has performed at San Francisco’s Carnaval, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and live on KPFA-FM as well as with legendary performers such as Orquesta Aragon, Israel “Cachao” Lopez and Benny Velarde. The ensemble has become a significant part of the Bay Area’s multicultural music and art community.