Jazz Live will have a stellar show in October. The show is "Cubana Be-Cubana Bop- Celebrating the Afro-Cuban Music of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo." Gilbert Castellanos will lead a Big Band for this concert at the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, October 3rd. We will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage month so it's a show not to be missed. The show is currently SOLD OUT. Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. If you are coming to the show remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a delicious Food Truck will be on site!
Gilbert Castellanos Afro-Cuban Big Band - The Complete Jazz Live Concert Audio
Gilbert Castellanos On Afro-Cuban / Latin Music - The Jazz Live Interview
Before directing the San Diego All-Star Big Band assembled to play the Afro-Cuban music of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo, Gilbert Castellanos chatted with Jazz Live host Vince Outlaw in the Jazz 88.3 studios. Gilbert talked about putting together the band, the influence of his Dad on the music he grew up with, including many of the classic Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz stars, how he played in one of the first student Afro-Cuban Jazz Bands during his early years in Fresno, the many different ensembles and concepts centered around Latin Jazz that he has led, plus the upcoming Jazz at the Jacobs season at the San Diego Symphony, and a new Gilbert Castellanos recording!
Ken Poston Tells The Meeting of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo on Facebook Live
Before the concert broadcast opened, Jazz 88.3 Station Manager and Jazz Authority Ken Poston, after opening with a reminder of our upcoming Fall Membership Campaign, told the Saville Theater audience some background on the music they would be hearing. The video also features the lead-up to the beginning of the concert AND the first tune played by the band. Big props to "Latin Grooves" host Chris Springer for handling most of the filming duties while I got the show started! I repaid him mightily by giving out the old day and time of Latin Grooves before he and the audience reminded me that he is on Friday evenings from 7 to 11 PM PT...HA!
Gilbert Castellanos Afro-Cuban Big Band - The Line Up
Props to Gilbert and Arlene Damasco for posting up the line-up for the show. WHAT A BAND!
Piano: Hugo Suarez
Bass: Dean Hulett
Drums: Ryan Shaw
Congas: Charlie Chavez
Jazz Live Preview - The Afro-Cuban Music of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo
A preview of the Cubana Be, Cubana Bop Jazz Live was presented as the final segment of the Vinny Golia Quintet Jazz Live San Diego on September 12, 2017. It features some background on the music and meeting of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo in 1947, along with a couple of tunes from their classic Carnegie Hall appearance.