Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series 2016
Their new sound is blues americana at its best–a personalized spin on traditional forms of music. They are drawing from the American songbook—lyrical ideas and snatches of music from Johnny Cash, to Allen Toussaint, to Mavis Staples! It’s an eclectic sound firmly rooted in blues. But vocals are the centerpiece! And Cathy and Phil are utilizing a great theatrical idea—the tension between male and female—up and down—winning and losing.
Delivering their own diversified and dynamic musical melange of Motown 60’s, old school 70’s, Retro 80’s and 90’s, as well as smooth jazz, doo wop, classic soul, and R & B, they’ve been dazzling the Bay Area music scene for years. Known for their mingling and interaction, as well as their melodic a cappella harmonies, soul-stirring vocals, sophisticated style, and engaging personalities, Top Shelf Classics brings the party to the crowd.
High-Energy Latin Salsa Dance Band
“Under the direction of multitalented “sonero-percussionist” Edgardo Cambón, Latido has earned a well deserved niche in the hearts of San Francisco’s dance public. Their great sound also gives them a unique voice in the tradition of Mon Rivera, Willie Colón and Eddie Palmieri. Que viva la musica!”
Machete Ensemble, San Francisco
“Salsa with an Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican and New Yorkan flavor, all in one Band!!”
Good Times – Santa Cruz
“Blessed with a clear tenor voice sometimes compared to that of Rubén Blades, Edgardo delivers an outstanding vocal performance”
The best of the Bay – Bay Guardian – San Francisco
“In a world filled with slick high tech musical products often lacking in originality, the Bay Area is fortunate to have one of the finest Salsa groups-. Dynamic, entertaining and intelligent, Edgardo’s repertoire and outstanding musicianship have consistently proven to be a cut above so many clone like Latin groups.Led confidently by Edgardo Cambón, truly one of the San Francisco / Bay Area’s musical treasures.”
Rebeca Mauleón Santana
Pianist, composer, author of “The Salsa Guide Book for Piano and Ensemble”
Pacheco Plaza’s annual summer music series features the North Bay’s top musicians playing Jazz, Blues, Rock, Soul and R & B. You can dine al fresco, enjoy picnic & wood-fired pizza or grab a dessert and coffee while enjoying a music-filled evening under the stars!
Band submittals accepted at Megan@41a.c04.myftpupload.com