Friday, August 31, 2007

Luisito Quintero, tonight, August 31st, at Jazz Cafe

Live at the Jazz Cafe
Friday 31st August

doors 7pm
£15 advance

Jazz café debut for world renowned percussionist

Luisito Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela where his musical influences began. Cultural vibes of Afro-Venezuelan rhythm surrounded him at home where his father was a respected percussionist in his native country that tutored and encouraged Luisito on timbales through his adolescent years. Luisito continued on his musical journey enhancing his studies at Orquesta Simfonica de Venezuela (The Symphonic Orchestra of Venezuela) where his timbale technique soon gained attention from his respective colleagues.
He has embraced his percussion style working with the late Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Richard Bona, Jack Dejonette, Willie Colon, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Nuyorican Soul, and Masters at Work to name a few. Luisito has been an influential part of Louie Vega’s Element of Life projects. Combining Afro-Latin rhythms with jazz and bossa nova sounds Elements of Life quickly became one of the hottest albums to hit dance floors from sea to sea.

Luisito continues on his musical journey with a new debut album produced by Louie Vega entitled, “Percussion Maddness”. On this album Luisito recreates hits from the late great Tito Puente and Fela Kuti. “Four Beat Mambo” originally by Tito Puente is innovatively done with a guest appearance from Hilton Ruiz playing piano. This album shows the artistic side of a percussionist at his finest.

“Percussion Madness” is out now on BBE records

Luis Quintero - Lead Percussionist
Roberto Quintero - Conga Player
Rodrigo Dario Boente Gonzalez - Keyboard Player
Christopher Hierro - 2nd Keyboard Player
Ricardo Ramos - Guitar Player
Waldo Chavez - Bass Player
Oliver Quintero - Engineer
Kevin Jones - Tour Manager / Percussion Player

Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway
Camden Town
London NW1 7PG
Opening Times
Monday - Sunday:
7pm - 2am

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