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Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion

Cuban Band from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$500 - $20000 per event
“Their cadence is so sensual that it's virtually irresistible!”
– Enrique Fernandez, Miami Sun Sentinel

From the first note, you’ll want to jump out of your seat. Orquesta La Moderna Tradición will transport you to an era of sensual danzones and swinging cha-chas — the music of the Havana social clubs of the 1950s, then hit you with some slamming hot modern Cuban salsa. The only band in the United States that plays this type of danzón and cuban music, the 12-piece ensemble captures the romance and style of a memorable era in Cuban dance music and can get everyone in the party on their feet.

Violins and flutes weave lilting melodies against the backdrop of driving Afro-Cuban rhythms. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from traditional ballads to the latest salsa and timba grooves with surprising twists: you should hear their spin on the old church tune “Golden Slippers.” As one critic put it: “Imagine a blend of Tito Puente and a tango, and you'll begin to get an idea of the power and beauty of this music.”

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals and venues in the United States, including Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the Smithsonian Institution — their tours have taken them from Alaska to El Paso and abroad.

"Orquesta La Moderna Tradición continues to produce some of the finest danzón-charanga dance material anywhere....Gorgeous."
--Bruce Polin, says of their latest CD, En Canto

Orquesta la Moderna Tradición usually performs as a 10 piece group, but plays as a 7 piece group with lead singer and from 2 to 6 pieces as an instrumental ensemble.

"Rocking!"
--Peter Watrous, New York Times

"Richly authentic... old wine in a new bottle for a younger generation to savor"
--Jesse Varela, Latin Beat Magazine

"Phenomenal music... a joy and a real delight, the kind of record that playfully reminds one of the connections between music across oceans, cultures and centuries."
--James Lien, CMJ online says of their first CD, Danzonemos

"Records like this make the planet larger and more mysterious... Imagine a blend of Tito Puente and a tango, and you'll begin to get an idea of the power and beauty of this music"
--Sarah Ludwig, Ink 19

Smithsonian Institution,
Musica de las Americas Festival
Washington, DC

Midsummer's Night Swing Festival,
Lincoln Center, New York City

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, California

Anchorage Concert Association,
Anchorage, Alaska

Ford Amphitheatre,
Hollywood, CA

Stern Grove Music Festival,
San Francisco, CA

Theatro Principal de Zamora,
Zamora, Spain

Club Antilles,
Barcelona, Spain

Taller de Musics,
Barcelona, Spain

Club Guajido,
Boiro, Galicia, Spain

Yoshi's Jazz Club,
Oakland and San Francisco, CA

Telluride Jazz Celebration,
Telluride, Colorado

San Francisco Jazz Festival,
San Francisco, California

Glenwood Springs True Jazz Festival,
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Breckenridge Jazz Festival,
Breckenridge, Colorado

Fillmore Jazz Festival,
San Francisco, California

San Jose Jazz Festival,
San Jose, California

The San Francisco Jazz Festival,
San Francisco, CA

The Fillmore with Poncho Sanchez,
San Francisco, CA

North Beach Jazz Festival,
San Francisco, California

S.O.B.'s,
New York City
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2009
Aug
9
San Jose Jazz Festival
San Jose, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2009
Jul
12
Jelly's
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2009
Jun
5
Landmark Ballroom
San Jose, CA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Please note Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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