Avance LIVE at Cafe Cocomo, Saturday, October 18th!!

AVANCE Live at Cafe Cocomo

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Come See the Bay Area's Hottest Salsa Band Live at Cafe Cocomo This Saturday October 4th, 2008

Cafe Cocomo

650 INDIANA STREET | SAN FRANCISCO, CA. | 415-824-6910

*Salsa lesson by Jake at 8:00pm

*Band starts at 10:00pm

*Cafe Cocomo's bar and grill is open for happy hour & dinner

*Half Price on all Drinks from 5pm-7pm

*Cover: $10 before 10pm / $20 after 10pm

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Avance Originates and consists of the hottest and newest talents the San Francisco Bay Area has come to know. Four electrifying, bilingual singers, a sizzling horn section, and one of the best rhythm sections on the West Coast. You put this all together and you get a new and unique sound that crosses the language barrier: Spanish and English. Leading the group is Carlos Santana percussionist, Karl Perazzo, and Co-Founder/Vocalist Armando Cordoba.

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Chino Espinoza Live Onboard the Mexican Riviera Salsa Crazy Cruise

SalsaCrazy's New Salsa Dance Cruise has been announced!

Space is already filling up and we've barely spread the word…

The SalsaCrazyCruise is setting sail to the Mexican Riviera, AKA Paradise!


Everyone! This cruise is a great vacation for all ages, and all skill levels (yes, even beginners).  Singles, Couples, groups of friends, all are welcome!

The Secret? You do have to call and register for it! It won't come to you.


January 25th – February 1st, 2009

Departing Where?

Los Angeles

Beautiful Pots of Call:

Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan…

With Special Live Salsa Band:

Chino Espinoza y Los Duenos Del Son

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Vocalist Mirley Espinoza, known by his fellows musicians as "Chino El Sonero", was born in the city of Alajuela, Costa Rica, on July 22, 1967.

In the early 90's he recorded and released his first CD for Warner Brothers as the lead vocal of the "Opa-Opa" band. In addition, Chino has had to opportunity to participate musically, with other top musical groups, including the Malibu Salsa All Stars, The L.A. Jazz All Stars, The RMM All Stars Band and the "Tito Puente with the Eddy Palmieri" Tribute Orchestra.

Chino has been featured on many recordings, including: Bobby Rivas, Bolivia, Mojaditicos, Pete Escobedo, Bette Midler, Los Del Barrio, and Rumba Grande. For many years Chino was also the lead singer for the Los Angeles based Orchestra Son Mayor. In addition to his studio work, Chino has also been privileged to perform with many touring orchestras accompanying artists as: Celia Cruz, Eddy Santiago, Rey Sepulveda, Tito Puente Jr, Tito Gomez, Jesus Enriquez, Miles Pena, Many Manuel, Domingo Quinonez, Tony Vega, Hernan Oliveira, Michael Steward and Jerry Medina.

For more info, please visit our site: SalsaCruiseCrazy.com

Sonora Carruseles live at Roccopulco

Sonora Carruseles

Performing Live at Roccapulco

August 23, 2008

Bosco Vega & Roccapulco Present, direct from Colombia, Sonora Carruseles.

Also DJ Tony "O", Bosco Vega, Luis Caballero

Roccapulco Supper Club

3140 Mission St., San Francisco, CA.

Doors open at 8:00pm. Pre-sale tickets: $25.00 (+ $5.00 online fee).

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About Sonora Carruseles:

With nine albums to its credit and more than twelve years of existence, Colombia's Sonora Carruseles has perfected a trademark sound that is cherished by salsa lovers all over the world. There's some seriously powerful stuff in their music: spidery piano lines, tight polyrhythms, explosive riffs, staccato cowbell patterns, impossibly nasal choruses that is just too hard to resist. Sonora Carruseles pays a moving tribute to the spirit of old, hardcore salsa with while at the same time revamping the nearly forgotten classical style.

Orquesta America Live at Tres Hombres, Petaluma

Eric Rangel & Orquesta America Live

Saturday, August 2nd

Tres Hombres Long Bar & Grill

151 Petaluma Blvd, S., Ste. 129,

Petaluma, CA 94952

Phone: (707) 773.4500

About Orquesta America:

After many years of recording and performing with some of the best Latin bands on the West Coast, Eric Rangel decided to venture out and in May 1997 he started Orquesta America.

He has assembled some of the Bay Area's finest musical talent.

His list of musicians are second to none, with vocalists such as Cuba's own Ramon "Monchy" Esteves with over 100 recordings under his belt, also brother (recording artist) Rick Rangel better known for his work with classic Charanga bands such as Tipica Cienfuegos & Orquesta Batachanga.

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About Tres Hombres Bar and Grill:

Tres Hombres's unique coastal Mexican cuisine reminiscent of being on the beach in Baja or the Yucatan, with flavors from all over Latin America. The Taco Bar is a favorite spot for locals where you can pull up a stool and watch the cooks prepare tacos and quesadillas to order in the display kitchen. Being that close to the action and interacting with the cooks always makes for a memorable experience!

The Long Bar welcomes you to have a seat and enjoy one of the over 60 tequilas beautifully displayed behind the bar. Tres' margaritas are hand shaken and the stuff of legend made with a secret recipe that guarantees the best tasting marg's in town. If tequila isn't your libation of choice, we offer a full bar, an intelligent wine list featuring local vintners, along with wines from Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina and a full range of beers from local producers and Mexico.

Orquesta Borinquen live at Roccapulco, San Francisco

Orquesta Borinquen Live

Friday, July 25th

Roccapulco Supper Club

3140 Mission Street San Francisco, CA. 94110

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About Orquesta Borinquen:

The Powerful Latin sounds of Orquesta Borinquen have become one of the top choices for salsa in the San Francisco Bar Area.

As one of the busiest salsa bands in the Bay Area, Borinquen consists of carefully picked musicians to make the perfect band for people who love to dance to powerful, energetic salsa. Orquesta Borinquen keeps you on your feet.

The incredible sound and hightly energetic personality of Borinquen is matched only by their stage presence. They love to have a great time on stage, and enjoy making music together.

Come out and take a ride with Orquesta Borinquen!

Roccapulco Supper Club:

Roccapulco is an internationally renowned Salsa Club and restaurant in San Francisco.

Age for admission: 21 and over

Dress code enforced

Doors Open: 8:00 p.m.

Cover Charge: $10.00 Friday and Saturday before 9:30 p.m.

$15 after 9:30 p.m., except for special events.

Danilo y su Orquestra Universal, Shattuck Down Low Berkeley

Live Salsa with Danilo y su Orquestra Universal

Wednesday July 23rd, 2008

Shattuck Down Low Lounge

2284 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA(510) 548-1159

Wednesdays | Live Salsa Bands
Beginner lessons from 8-8:45
Intermediate lessons from 8:45-9:30
$10 cover, $5 w/student ID
$4 margarita special

About Shattuck Down Low:

Welcome to the Shattuck Down Low. We feature an eclectic mix

of live music and djs including Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae,

Salsa, International, Rock and Dance. You will find two full bars,

couches & booths to lounge, tables to chat, a large 20×40

hardwood dance floor, the best sound system this side of the

bay, designated VIP private party areas, an elegant setting and a

pool table too!

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Workshops and Social with Terry and Cecile this Weekend

Amazing Salsa Workshop and Social This Weekend

July 18, 19 & 20

About Terry and Cecile:

Terry and Cecile are Latin dance professors and performers from Paris. They are fresh off an international tour of salsa congresses, festivals, and special events, and on sabbatical from the dance school they founded in Paris. They are known for producing many excellent students of salsa. Whether it's Salsa On-1, On-2 (NY style), Cuban, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, or Zouk, they do it all, and do it well. As dancers and performers, Terry and Cecile have an ENERGY, STYLE, and SKILL matched by few worldwide. As teachers, they have been described as DYNAMIC, CHARISMATIC, and ADDICTIVE. We are fortunate to have the rare opportunity to benefit from Terry and Cecile's extensive Latin dance backgrounds.

After a busy couple of weeks of performing and dancing at many clubs all over the San Francisco Bay Area, and meeting many wonderful salseras and salseros, Terry and Cecile will be returning to Paris on the 21st of July. Be sure to check out their workshops the weekend of July 18th, 19th, and 20th. We will have Int/Adv Cha Cha Cha/NY On 2 Friday the 18th, Int and Adv On 1 and Cuban on Saturday the 19th, and Beginning On 1 and Cuban on Sunday the 20th. Our FAREWELL SOCIAL is Saturday night from 8p to 12 midnight.

Cost: $40 for each workshop.
2 or more workshops are $35 each.
Social is $5. Free for workshop participants

Workshop Schedule

Friday July 18

Cha Cha Cha/NY On-2 Intermediate/Advanced 7-9p

Saturday July 19

Salsa On-1 Intermediate 12-1:30p

Salsa On-1 Advanced 1:30-3p

Salsa Cuban Intermediate 4-5:30

Salsa Cuban Advanced 5:30-7p

"Terry & Cecile Farewell" Social 8-12 midnight

Beginner lesson taught at 8pm by Terry and Cecile

Sunday July 20

(Beginner classes, while designed for begginers, are not for absolute beginners! You should already know the basics.)

Salsa On-1 Beginning 3-4:30p

Salsa Cuban Beginning 4:30-6p

For more information visit www.salsalianza.com

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Tiempo Libre two for one special!!

This Saturday at the Mondavi Winery

Tiempo Libre!!

Salsa Boot Camp Membership Benefits

Join the Salsa Crazy Crew at the Tiempo Libre Show

Tickets are HALF PRICE for the SalsaCrazy Crowd…

Call the box office today at 707.226.8742
Mention "SalsaCrazy" and Get Two tickets for the price of One!!
This really is an amazing deal and a unique opportunity to see an incredible salsa band.
Mondavi Winery
At Mondavi Winery, Presented By:Festival Del Sole
Mondavi Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery 7801 Saint Helena Hwy
Oakville, CA 94562
Phone:(888) 766-6328

I am listening to them right now, and they are incredible. Imagine, outdoors at the Mondavi Winery…drinking wine, sitting in beautiful summer weather, and listening to sultry latin beats….

Don't worry, We've got a special deal so you can come! You MUST be there… This is a great show…

Call the box office at 707.226.8742 and mention "SalsaCrazy" – Get TWO for ONE!


Ven a Bailar (2,897,960 bytes : MP3)
Manos Pa'rriba (2,902,348 bytes : MP3)
Lo Que Esperabas (2,886,675 bytes : MP3)
A Bayamo en Coche (2,901,094 bytes : MP3)
Get a feel for what this band is about…check out this video!!

Habana Vieja Party, Saturday July 19th

Latin Image Productions Presents:

Habana Vieja

Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 10:00pm
Dance all night long till 1:45am
1100 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
It's going to be a great night at La Habana Vieja, playing the old school salsa and timba that we love.
About Latin Image Productions:
Latin Image productions was formed in 2007 to produce great bay area events in the Bay Area for the Latin community.  From Band relations, to promotions, to securing all technical production needs.  Latin Image Productions strives to be an inclusive production company for any occasion, from salsa events to outdoor festivals, to private functions.
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Doug Beavers Interview

Doug Beavers Interview from the Oakland Tribune

Doug Beavers to lead all-star salsa outfit at Yoshi’s SF

Doug Beavers’ path appeared to be well mapped out in front of him. After graduating from Antioch High School in ’94, he planned to study electrical engineering at the University of California at Davis.

He had received a scholarship from the school _ a full ride, no less _ and was pointed in the direction of a life of pocket protectors and calculators. Then, at the last minute, he had second thoughts.

“The day I got accepted, I was feeling that it wasn’t what I wanted to do,” he says during a recent interview at a barbecue restaurant in Oakland. “It was cool, but it wasn’t `it.’”

What was “it,” Beavers soon realized, was making music. The trombonist passed on Davis and picked New York City as the launching pad for what has been a mighty impressive career. Fans can witness how electrical engineering’s loss has become jazz music’s gain when Beavers leads his all-star salsa outfit, Conjunto Rovira, in concert on Monday at Yoshi’s in San Francisco.doug beavers, salsa bands, salsa dancing, salsa dance, live salsa music

Beavers is only 31 _ a mere infant in jazz speak _ but he’s already accomplished more than some jazz musicians do during entire careers. Much of that can be credited to his unsurpassed work ethic. This guy is always working on something, be it a new CD project, writing arrangements for his own band or playing trombone is somebody else’s group.

“I am constantly working,” he admits. “I’m working like 16 hours a day.”

You believe him when he claims 100-plus-hours work weeks. A quick scan of his bursting-at-the-seams resume backs up that kind of a ridiculous number, but his intensity level is what really speaks volumes. Indeed, the best word to describe this young musician is intense. He’s one of the most focused and passionate people I’ve ever met, and it’s all centered around music. You never doubt what matters most to this young man.

Beavers’ versatility has also been a big factor in his career. He’s a terrific trombonist, one who knows how to swing with the best of them, and arguably an even better arranger. He’s improving all the time as a bandleader and has become known for his ability to transcribe music.

It was that last talent that eventually led him to work with Eddie Palmieri. The Latin jazz giant was working on a new CD and hired Beavers to transcribe some long-retired compositions. Those Beavers-revived compositions would form the heart of Palmieri’s “La Perfecta II” (2002).

The trombonist would then join Palmieri’s touring band and be featured on the master’s star-studded 2006 release, “Listen Here!,” which went on to win the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz recording in 2007. Looking back, Beavers says his time with Palmieri was well spent.

“What I learned from Eddie was how to get a crowd crazy,” he says.

He’s now applying that skill in leading his own band. He fondly recalls a recent gig at Jazz at Pearls, which started off kind of slow, but then took off like a rocket:

“Thirty minutes after we started, the club was packed,” he remembers. “About an hour after we started, because the windows in the club were open, people were outside dancing on the street.”

Beyond captaining his own salsa music juggernaut, Beavers has also recently signed up to blow trombone in Pete Escovedo’s band. If you’re a Latin music guy, like Beavers, having both Escovedo and Palmieri on your resume by the time your 31 (or even 81) is vastly impressive.

Furthermore, the busy bee has found the time to record and release a new CD. “Jazz, Baby!” features Beavers leading an orchestra in top-flight arrangements of such children’s classics as “The Hokey Pokey,” “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “The Ants Go Marching” and “You are My Sunshine.” Although it’s the rare children’s recording that can be enjoyed by parents, Beavers says he’s been getting the strongest reaction from the target market.

“Kids who check this out, they want to play it over and over, because they keep hearing new musical gifts,” he says.

Your own musical gift awaits when Doug Beavers y Su Conjunto Rovira perform Monday at Yoshi’s in San Francisco. Showtimes are 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $12. Yoshi’s SF is at 1300 Fillmore St. Call 415-665-5600 or www.yoshis.com. To learn more about this talented local artist, check out www.dougbeavers.com.

Article from www.ibabuzz.com

Tiempo Libre at Rombert Mondavi Winery


Saturday – July 19, 2008 / 7:00 P M
Robert Mondavi Winery
7801 Saint Helena Hwy
Oakville, CA 94562
Phone: (888) 766-6328
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Two-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre is one the hottest young Latin bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, the members of the Miami-based band are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba.

Tiempo Libre's members were all classically trained in Cuba's premiere conservatories at a time when it was illegal to listen to American songs on the radio. Now, the group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad, celebrated for its incendiary, joyful performances of timba, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms of son.

4th of July Events, San Francisco

4th of July Weekend: Check Out These Hot Events!!

Friday July 4th:

Roccapulco 4th of July DJ Night:

Salsa Lesson with Ava And rodolfo.  Get your dancing shoes to Roccapulco for a Night of Dj's Tony'o' Luis, Caballero- DJ bosco.

Cigar Bar and Grill- Featuring Mazacote

The Cigar Bar & Grill is a leading San Francisco venue to hear live music. We are committed to providing mainstream & Latin Jazz from leading Bay Area Musicians. Don't miss out on a truly unique San Francisco music experience! 850 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.

Montero's with Julio Bravo

1106 Solano Ave. Albany, CA 94706 Tel:(510)-524-1270 Cover Charge $13.00

Saturday July 5th:

Filmore Jazz Festival Louie Romero y su Groupo Mazacote on the Ellis Street Stage

Mazacote is the hard-swinging, old-school salsa group led by legendary percussionist Louie Romero, who came to fans’ attention as the longtime timbales player for famed salsero "El Cantante" Hector Lavoe. Louie is also renowned for his work with Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, Celia Cruz, Ron Carter, and other salsa and jazz stars in his native New York.

Based in San Francisco, Mazacote plays a crowd-pleasing, high-energy mixture of classic salsa favorites and original latin jazz tunes. It’s no wonder that Latin Beat magazine called Mazacote "one of the premier salsa ensembles in Northern California." Find out more at www.fillmorejazzfestival.com

Cafe Cocomo Live salsa with Charanson

Doors open at 7:30pm, Salsa Lesson with Salsa by Jake at 8pm, dj ivette fuentes "La Coqui" at 9pm.  Cover charge $20.00 at the door.  If you arrive before 10pm and receive a complimentary drink!

Stanford Jazz presents…John Calloway Quintet

Multi-instrumentalist John Calloway is a cornerstone of the Bay Area Latin jazz scene. Adept at flute, piano, and percussion, Calloway was a founding member of John Santos’s Machete Ensemble and has collaborated with a who’s-who of local Latin jazz innovators, including Pete Escovedo, Jesus Diaz, Rebeca Mauleon, and Wayne Wallace. He’s also performed with legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Israel “Cachao” Lopez. Starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets: $14-28 For more info: http://www.stanfordjazz.org

Sunday July 6th:

Jelly's Havana Cafe-Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor

Julio Bravo Live with DJ Antonio at Jelly's Cafe. Doors open at 4pm.  Cover Charge $10.00. The Peruvian born singer, composer, and bandleader's unique interpretations and distinctive style are the band's trademarks. Featuring a bevy of talented musicians and a distinct blend of vocal styles, this orchestra delivers a captivating, high energy show.

4th of July Celebration at Roccapulco

Celebrate the 4th of July with the Bay Area's Hottest Latin DJ's

Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission St
San Francisco, CA
Featuring an all-star line up of stellar DJs:

DJ Tony O
DJ Bosco Vega
DJ Luis Caballero
Invited Guest

With the best of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata!

Also featuring Salsa Lessons with Ava and Rodolfo
Ava & Rodolfo teach at Roccapulco every Friday and alternating Saturdays as well (Rotating with Ciro & Maryann of "La Evolucion"). Thier very popular "Club" classes are open to everyone – from brand new beginners to intermediate level salsa dancers. They always start class by teaching "the basics", then progress to partnering, moving at a pace that everyone can keep up with. You can come to class with a partner or by yourself. Partners rotate several times during class, so everyone gets a chance to dance and practice with several different people.
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Julio Bravo at Roccapulco Pre-4th Celebrations, Salsa Dancing San Francisco

Celebrate the Pre-4th of July at Roccapulco

Roccapulco Supper Club

3140 Mission St. San Francisco, CA Tel:(415)648-6611

Thursday July 3rd Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor

About Julio Bravo:

Julio Bravo was born in Lima, Peru.
He demonstrated his passion for the arts at a very early age. Julio arrived in the United States in 1989 with high musical aspirations and began performing with "Trio Los Chalanes," becoming increasingly popular within the Latin American community, particularly the Peruvian community.

In 1991 Julio appeared on the television show "Buscando Estrellas" -the Latin version of Star Search- making it to the finals and giving him a tremendous amount of exposure and opportunities. Julio joined Orquesta Internacional in 1992, performed regularly throughout Northern California gaining individual notoriety and was increasingly in demand as the featured act.
In 1994, Julio decided to assemble his own orchestra, Salsabor. Based in San Francisco, California, Julio Bravo started recruiting talented musicians and securing bookings for the band at local nightclubs and private venues. Julio's unique interpretations and distinctive style are the band's trademarks.

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Azucar Fridays at the Glas Kat

AZUCAR, Hot Salsa Fridays

Glas Kat Supper Club

520 4th street (between Bryant and Brannan streets)

San Francisco, CA 94107

Tel:(415) 495-6620

Restaurant is open 7-11pm

Club is open 10-3am

Cover $10.00

Dress Code is upscale and fashionable

About Glas Kat:

Glas Kat's 12,000 square foot has been the venue for many company launches, NBA celebrity parties, political events, performances by the best local and national DJ's and fashion shows.  With these events, the Glas Kat Supper Club in SoMa has quickly become the place in the city where locals go to see and be seen.

Enjoy Hawaiian fusion cuisine that blends together familiar foods from Hawaii with European influences in our Tapas bar. This unique culinary experience is complimented by fine dining in their glass enclosed sound proof restaurant, overlooking all of the activities on the beautiful dance floor and stage below.

Every Friday Azucar sets the scene for sizzling latin beats of salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaeton for your listening and dancing pleasure.

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Tito Garcia y Su Orquesta Internacional, Cafe Cocomo

Live Tito Garcia y Su Orquesta International

Saturday June 30th

Cafe Cocomo

10 pm Start Time

650 Indiana St.

San Francisco , CA





About Tito Garcia y Su Orquesta Internacional:

Ernesto "Tito" Garcia has been playing music professionally since 1971. During these last 20 or so years he has experienced the incredible and thoroughly inspiring evolution of the West Coast Salsa scene in the Bay Area. "Tito Garcia y su Orquesta Internacional" has taken full advantage of the multi-cultural or "international" array of musicians in this area and thus the name of "Internacional". "Tito Garcia y su Orquesta Internacional" plays Salsa in the traditional format of the pioneers of this music and adds their own West Coast "tinge".

Full Salsa Saturday, San Jose

Every Last Saturday Of The Month

Salsa, Mambo, Cha-cha & much more!

Saturday Salsa Fling!

Mark your calendar for

June 28th, 2008

Dance to Top Salsa & 60's 70's Hits / Mambo / Cha-cha-cha / Merengue & Bachata

Calendar Schedule 2008

June 28th / July 26th

All Ages Welcome!

Hosted by:
ESPN World Salsa Championships finalists
& two time L.A. Salsa Congress Champions

Isidro & Sheila

7:30PM – Beginner Lesson with Frank Khan & Sheila

8:30PM – Intermediate Lesson with Isidro & Sheila

$8 for both lessons / $6 after 9:30PM

Dance Party – 9:30PM TILL 1AM!

Music provided by JazzyJez
Playing your favorite Salsa, Mambo, Cha-cha, Merengue, Bachata & more!

@ Susan's Dance Studio
2146 Ringwood Ave., San Jose, CA 95131

For info go to:

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Western Region Puerto Rican Council Presents.
Dia De San Juan Festival 2008.
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
from 11:00am to 7opm at the Shoreline Amphitheatre

One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View Ca. 94043. Visit WWW.WRPRC.ORG for additional information and ticket sales.

General Admission in advance $19.00 or $29.00 at the door. Tickets available at Ticketmaster – visit: WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM. Parking $5.00 per vehicle.

Dia de San Juan Festival – Scholarship Fund Raising Event

This is our 30th annual Dia de San Juan Festival. This is a scholarship fund raising event. All proceeds will be awarded to students (based on criteria) who want to pursue a higher level of education. Entertainment: Featuring DJ La Coqui. Main stage performers from Puerto Rico:
Milagros Calderon Lopez: Ommy Cardona, Nino Segarra and Anthony Cruz. Also performing the Latin Rhythm Boys. Also, Hip Hop, Reggaeton and R&B artists will be performing at our youth stage (this is a family event our performers will not be offensive in any way). We have a trio acoustic band playing at the main entrance of the Shoreline from 11:00am-12:00pm. There is a designated area for street musicians to play their acoustic (Lago) instruments. Dancing for all ages with a wooden dance floor in the front of the main stage. Domino contest and Salsa Dance contest. Cultural cuisine and other food vendors. . Family fun for all to enjoy

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New Bay Area Salsa Band, San Francisco Salsa Music

Hot New Bay Area Salsa Band

Doug Beavers is the Director of a hot, new Lat jazz band band in the bay area called Conjunto Rovira featuring seasoned Latin jazz musicians including Doug Beavers Rovira on trombone (Eddie Palmieri La Perfecta II), Bill Ortiz on trumpet (Santana. Karabali), Wayne Wallace on trombone (Tower of Power), Karl Perazo on congas (Santana, Avance, Karabali), Eric Rangel on timbales (America), Saul Sierra on bass (Vission Latina), Marco Diaz on piano (Vission Latina), with Carlos Rosario on Vocals(Orquesta La Verdad). They will perform at Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th.

In a relatively short period of time, Doug Beavers has established himself as a national presence in music, both as a cutting-edge studio trombonist and as an internationally renowned producer, composer, orchestrator and arranger, in a multitude of genres. Recently garnering a Grammy® Award for his work on Eddie Palmieri’s star-studded release Listen Here (2005), Doug Beavers has become known for his meticulous attention to detail, natural-born leadership, and his unbridled enthusiasm for music. These endearing qualities have earned him the opportunity to perform throughout the world with prominent figures in jazz and latin music, including Eddie Palmieri, Rosemary Clooney, Giovanni Hildago, and Mingus Big Band.

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Keep an eye on SalsaCrazySF posts for Doug Beavers, Conjunto Rovira, Performance Dates

Salsa Lessons at Club Montero's, Albany

Salsa Lessons at Club Montero’s

Club Montero’s

1106 Solano Ave. Albany, CA 94706
Dress Code: Evening Attire

  • *2 hardwood dance floors
  • *2 full bars
  • *Social lounge, outdoor patio and 3 bathrooms
  • *Romantic waterfall and candle lit rooms.
  • *Live salsa, flamenco and international music.
  • *Salsa Dance Lessons
  • *Professional quality sound system
  • *Complete dinner menu
  • *Easy and abundant parking
  • *18 and over ID required.
  • *Dress Code Enforced

Thursdays Intermediate Salsa Lessons @ 8:00pm
Fridays Beginning Salsa Lessons @ 8:30pm
Saturdays Beginning Salsa Lessons @ 8:30pm

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Avance Live at Jelly's this Sunday

Avance LIVE w/DJ Antonio at Jelly's Havana Cafe


295 TERRY FRANCOIS BLVD., PIER 50, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94158 – 415.495.3099

(AAH-VAAN-CEH) v. Ahead of contemporary thought; the act or process of moving forward.

This is just one of many descriptions used to define this new 13-piece salsa ensemble people have come to know as Avance. Led by Carlos Santana percussionist/musical director Karl Perazzo and co-founder/vocalist Armando Cordoba, and featuring four electrifying bilingual singers, a sizzling horn section and one of the best rhythm sections on the West Coast, Avance delivers a new and unique sound that crosses language barriers and ignites the dance floor. Hailing from Central America, vocalists Luis Morales, Jeff Cordoba, Jimmy Flores and Armando Cordoba bring their own individual style, enriching each song with its own personality. Their rich vocals and exhilarating dance show leave all audiences wanting more! Avance's musical productions combine and fuse all different styles of salsa including Puerto Rican, Cuban and Colombian. Add R&B and pop to the mix, and you've got yourself a group with diversity and innovation, yet familiar to the ear and, more importantly, to the soul.

When you experience Avance you're guaranteed three things: sizzle, style and, most of all, swing!

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