Kaweh Sextet, Carlos Reyes & More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Beg. 11/7
Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant on Fillmore Street just added the following concerts at its world-renowned San Francisco venue: Flamenco Rumba Salsa band: Kaweh Sextet with Edgardo Cambon, Danilo Paiz, David Belove, Alex Specht & Willie Garza (Wed, 11/7, 8pm), World-renowned Paraguayan harpist & violinist: Carlos Reyes (Tue, 11/20, 8pm), Jazz Fusion Pioneers: Jeff Lorber with Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal & Gary Novak (Wed, 11/21, 8pm), Cuba's Finest: Havana D'Primera (Sat, 11/24, 8 & 10pm) and Comedian Don Reed's East 14th - A Benefit for 51Oakland (Sun, 12/2, 7pm).
For more information on these shows, go to www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco.
KAWEH SEXTET with Edgardo Cambon, Danilo Paiz, David Belove, Alex Specht & Willie Garza
Flamenco Rumba Salsa
Wednesday, November 7
Raised in Germany and Iran by German and Iranian parents, Kaweh came to the US in 1984. After studying Audio Engineering at Full Sail University in Florida, he recorded his first albumin 2000. Kaweh has been the only ensemble in California since Sol Y Luna that combines Flamenco Rumba with Salsa, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Latin & Brazilian Jazz. Now three members from that ensemble perform with Kaweh. Kaweh's solo performance and aerial accompaniment at Burning Man earned him two awards (2010 & 2012).
David Belove has been a part of the Bay Area music scene for over 30 years. He relocated to San Francisco in 1973 and soon became the Bay Area’s most prominent Latin and Brazilian bassist. He has performed and recorded with such jazz greats as Danilo Perez, Tito Puente, Eddie Harris, Pat Metheny, Mark Levine and Larry Coryell, and also serves on the faculty of UC Berkeley's School of Jazz.
Edgadro Cambon is leader and founder of San Francisco's premier and oldest Salsa band "Candela". Edgardo arrived in San Francisco in 1986 and recorded with Chucho Valdés, Joan Baez, Claudia Gomez, Omar Sosa and he is also co-founder of the legendary San Francisco group Sol Y Luna. Edgardo taught percussion for five years at Folsom State Prison as part of the rehabilitation program.
Roger Danilo Páiz, originally from Nicaragua, is founder of another premier SF based group Orquesta Universal. In his extensive musical career, Danilo has played with extraordinary internationally known musicians such as Ray Baretto, Ruben Blades, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Benny Velarde and his Super Combo, Dizzy Gillespie, and Cal Tjader. He demonstrates some of his best work on bongo and vocals.
Willie Garza is the fire behind many Bay Area based groups. On percussion, Willie provides the flavor, the spice and the sparkle that a band needs. A gifted musician not only on Latin percussion, Willie has been known to hold down keyboard and trumpet positions for various musical shows as well as playing a mean Son, Montuno or Guaguanco on the piano. Willie is endorsed by Sonor drums; Latin Percussion line.
Alex Specht is a professional and very gifted musician who performs with numerous Salsa bands in the Bay Area. His musical talents stretch from Latin and Brazilian styles to Blues, Jazz and electronic compositions. Alex is also the regular sound technician at the Yerba Buena Gardens in SF year-round.
World-Renowned Paraguayan Harpist & Violinist
Tuesday, November 20
Carlos Reyes recording artist, producer, engineer, harpist and violinist-- has been breaking musical barriers since his first public performance at the age of five. Born in Paraguay South America. He began his musical education at the age of three and a half on the violin. A few years later, his father, a musical and national hero in Paraguay, dared young Carlos to learn the complicated 36 string native Paraguayan harp. Being called a child prodigy at an early age he took his fathers challenge seriously, Carlos purchased his first harp for $50.00 when he was just ten years old. Two weeks later, he earned a double encore and $250.00 at his first professional harp concert. Since then he has taken the Harp and it’s music to new and ground breaking levels.
Recently returning from tours in Asia and South America he keeps sharing his brand of music to more and more parts of the world with great reviews. Carlos has been invited by the Ministry of Education in Paraguay to come back and give concerts. Out off his last tour to homeland, he has started a program to bring back musical instruments for the children. He is planning to give workshops and get this project/foundation running this year.
Carlos currently has new CD’s soon to be released. A group effort featuring Carlos’s astonishing mastery of the Violin and Harp and a third solo harp endeavor. Along with an international musical reputation, Mr. Reyes has amassed a large enthusiastic Bay Area following always wondering what new surprise or style of music he’ll bring to the stage. His charismatic personality and outstanding musical talents are a potent combination with which he performs an extensive and entertaining repertoire. The Bay Area is proud to claim Carlos Reyes, as one of its most favorite and talented artists.
JEFF LORBER with JIMMY HASLIP, ERIC MARIENTHAL & GARY NOVAK
Jazz Fusion Pioneers
Wednesday, November 21