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KAWEH SEXTET with Edgardo Cambon, Danilo Paiz, David Belove, Alex Specht & Willie Garza
November 07, 2012
Flamenco Rumba Salsa. Open dance floor.
Wednesday, Nov 7
- 8pm $15
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.