BIG midweek fusion: Alain Perez & local talent – Latin Jazz, Rumba – Wed Nov 28 at Lula
Alain Perez – Direct from Madrid!
Limited number of advance tickets available for just $15 through paypal at
Hot off an extensive North American tour with the legendary Jerry Gonzalez, Alain Perez is also known as the bassist for Paco de Lucia. A brilliant composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Perez brings his salsa project to to Canada for the very first time. Working with top local players, Perez will present material from his album, Apetecible which fuses traditional Cuban music, flamenco, rock, funk and soul with a whole lot of Cuban timba. The night will open with a set by Iyá Iré followed by a set of Perez’ latin jazz / flamenco fusion.
The featured performers are:
- Robi Botos (Piano)
- Roberto Linares Brown (Piano)
- Adis Rodriguez (back up vocals)
- Alex Brown (Trumpet)
- Michael Arthurs (Sax)
- Chris Butcher (Trombone)
- Eric St. Laurent (Guitar)
- Juan Pablo Domínguez (Bass)
- Aris Montenegro. (Back up vocal +Bongos)
- Jorge Molina (Congas)
- Jalidan Ruiz (Drums+Timbal)
Is Toronto’s newest and most vibrant Afro-Cuban folkloric performance group. Comprised of a diverse group of young musicians and dancers, the traditions Iyá Iré perform represent the myriad of colourful gods, pulsating rhythms, and fascinating histories which gives Cuba its special energy. Recent successes include a sold-out show with Chucho Valdes, Jane Bunnett, Hilario Duran and David Virelles and a feature on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations.” Watch for our upcoming CD!