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Johnny Blas & his Afro-Libre Orquestra

Latin Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$2500 - $10000 per event
Hard hitting conguero, Johnny Blas has performed and recorded in the world of Jazz and Latin music for over 25 years. Charismatic and intense, Johnny is a seasoned performer whose musicality extends as a percussionist, saxophonist, composer and band leader.

Johnny and his band put on a fierce show with swing, energy and heat that can melt asphalt. As a conguero, Johnny's performances are passionate and fierce; his dynamic ability is displayed in both flashy solos as well as in more restrained interior lines. Johnny Blas, an innovative performer, bandleader and composer showcases many of his own original arrangements on five Latin Jazz CD recordings under the famed CuBop label and has earned critical praise in the Latin and Jazz music press.

Night in L.A. - Corona Records
Skin & Bones - Ubiquity/CuBop Records
Mambo 2000 - Ubiquity/CuBop Records
King Conga - Ubiquity/CuBop Records
Indestructible Spirit - Ubiquity/CuBop Records

Johnny's adventurous and eclectic music is sought after and enduringly popular throughout Europe and is played in the Top 10 U.S. radio markets.
Listed below is a brief overview of past venues, artists and companies that Johnny has worked for or with:

Venues:
KLON Radio, Bally's Total Fitness, Catalina Bar & Grill, Steamers Jazz Cafe, Spaghettini's Seal Beach, Playboy Jazz Festival, NAMM Show, Cubby Bear Chicago, Navy Pier Chicago, and various Corporate and Private Events.

TV Appearances:
The Jaime Fox Show,
Dr Pepper Commercial with
Celia Cruz and Paulina Rubio
Johnny's resume includes working with or for top artists such as:
Francisco Aguabella, Mindi Abair, Chuck Loe, Boney James, Jackiem Joyner, Greg Vail, Marc Quinones, Brenda Russel, Najee, Dave Pike, Greg Adams, Evelyn Champagne King, Max Bennett, Bobby Allende, Terry Gibbs, Dave Koz, Poncho Sanchez and many more.

Opened for:
Oro Solido, Eric Benet, La Sonora Ponceña, Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Oscar D'Leon, Con Funk Shun and many more

Original music used by:
Miller Beer Company, Dockers, Hermosa Beach Festival, The New Fantasy Island, Levis Strauss, Benson & Hedges
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2014
Aug
31
Cubby Bear
Chicago, IL
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2014
Aug
24
Logan Square Festival
Chicago, IL
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2014
Aug
8
Mambo Cafe
Chicago, IL
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Jul
18
Latin Jazz Fest
Chicago, IL
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Jul
13
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Jul
13
Navy Pier Beer Garden
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bla Bla Bla
Johnny Blas
Gianna
Johnny Blas
Skin & Bones
Johnny Blas
Inglesas
Johnny Blas
Jazz Band
Latin Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Johnny Blas & his Afro-Libre Orquestra will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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