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Jesus Diaz y su QBA
December 26, 2011
Urban Music Presents hosts Cuban percussionist and his ensemble - Open Dance Floor!
Mon, Dec 26
8pm $12 advance / $16 at the door
Cuban born percussionist and vocalist Jesus Diaz arrived in the United States from Havana in 1980. He quickly identified the Bay Area music scene as the grounds to establish his new home. His local and worldwide performances in collaboration with world renowned and acclaimed artists, are recognized for their contributions to the richness of an ever expanding musical genre worldwide. The rich musical diversity of the Bay Area, combined with the roots of Afro-Cuban music, has provided the opportunity to learn, experiment and arrive at the evolution of what Qba is today.
Jesus has assembled an incomparable orchestra of accomplished artists whose talents combine Funk, Jazz, Rumba, Son and varied Afro-Cuban elements within the syncopation of modern expressions in Cuban Dance music. This musical tradition is first marked by a firm belief in the importance of creating new and unique “signature” styles and sounds. The drive of the music is a direct function of remaining actively engaged with the dancers. Inspiring an audience participation that is a festive celebration, the groove begs you to move and encourages a sense of freedom and self-expression on the dance floor.
Qba fuses modern and traditional elements of Afro-Cuban influences within dance music to create their unique sound.
Jesus Diaz is an educator
and is endorsed by: Pearl, Sabian Cymbals,Vic Firth, Audix, and Remo Drum Heads.
Jeff Cressman trombone
Jeff Lewis , trumpet
Melecio Magdaluyo Sax/ Flute
Bob Crawford Piano
Sam Bevan Bass
Carlos Caro Percussion
Javier Navarrette Percussion
Orlando Torriente Vocal
Jesus Diaz Percussion and Vocals