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Tom Ehrlich - 2017 San Jose Jazz Fest Part 2
SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST PART 2
AUGUST 11, 2017 THRU AUGUST 13, 2017
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY TOM EHRLICH © 2017
Part 2 covers the groups I witnessed and photographed on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The groups include Jazz by 5, Manny Martinez y La Rebeldia, Lili Hernandez Orchestra Featuring Calixto Oviedo, Daymé Arocena and Bay Area Salsa All-Stars Featuring Jimmy Bosch.
Lily Hernandez and daughter at the Salsa Stage
Finally was able to spend some time at the Salsa Stage and caught some outstanding groups.
LILY HERNANDEZ ORCHESTRA FEATURING CALIXTO OVIEDO
Lily Hernández and her band, including her husband Cuban living legends Calixto Oviedo, Ernesto Kindelan and Carlos Caro. It was a family affair with Lily's and Calxito's two young children perfroming with their parents.
Lily Hernández's and Calxito Oviedo's children
Ernesto Kindelan formerly the bassist for Charanga Habaera
Roberto Morris and El Niche
Calixto and his son
Lily's and Calixto's daughter
Daymé Arocena and her group are one of the most exciting and talented new groups from Cuba. Daymé is musically and personally much more mature than her age of 25. She composes and arranges most of the songs her group performs and has an extremely engaging stage prescence. She describes her style as being herself on stage and two of her most influential artists are Nina Samone (Amerian jazz singer and pianist) and Cuban singer La Lupe. Daymé considers herself to be a jazz singer and I would descrbie her syle as a combination of Cuban folkloric and popular music, soul music and jazz. Her trio consists of young virtuosos - Jorge Luis Lagarza on keyboards, Roly Herrera on drum set and Rafael Aldama on bass, all of whom are great soloists.
Daymé Arocena and Rafael Aldama
Jorge Luis Lazarga
BAY AREA SALSA ALL STARS FEATURING JIMMY BOSCH
The Bay Area Salsa All Stars featuring Jimmy Bosch, considered by many to be the best salsa trombonist in the world today presented a tribute to timbalero Louie Romero (legendary timbalero who played on many New York City salsa recordings. Louie also played timbales during th set.
John Calloway flute an musical director and Anthony Blea
Christian Pepin timbales
Marco Diaz piano and Ayla Davila bass
MANNY MARTíNEZ & REBELDIA
Manny Martínez & Rebeldia swung hard with their style of Salsa. Manny recently released a new great recording called Identidad Profunda.
Carlos Caro congas and Christian Pepin timbales
Diane, Manny's wife
JAZZ BY 5
Jazz by 5 is an all star group consisting of veteran jazz musicians George Cables piano, Eddie Gomez bass, Randy Brecker trumpet, Jimmy Cobb drums and Javon Jackson sax. It was exciting to witness this straight ahead jazz group especially Jimmy Cobb 858years young who could still swing hard.
Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson and Eddie Gomez
Randy Brecker and Geprge Cables