Dizzy Gillespie’s Afro Cuban Experience – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – June 16th, 2015

Dizzy Gillespie's Afro Cuban Experience

Dizzy Gillespie's Afro Cuban Experience

Tue 6.16

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA

$25

Dizzy Gillespie's Afro Cuban Experience
Dizzy Gillespie's Afro Cuban Experience
The Afro Cuban Experience, a 6-8 piece ensemble led by Dizzy Gillespie’s long-term bassist John Lee, showcase the unique rhythms and well-loved melodies (such as ‘Manteca’ and ‘Tin Tin Deo’) of Gillespie’s oeuvre of Cu-Bop which he developed with Chano Pozo in the 40s and 50s. Their repertoire also explores the broader world of Latin-American music- the tunes that Dizzy would have been playing today.

The musicians are drawn from the high-calibre pool of New York-based talent that frequent the Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band and All Star groups, such as trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist Sharel Cassity, Brazilian pianist / vocalist Abelita Mateus, drummer Tommy Campbell and percussionist Roger Squitero. They perform with energy, verve, and style, putting their own fresh stamp on a well-known genre. The group can perform as various sizes from sextet to octet.
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
http://www.yoshis.com/