MARK LEVINE & THE LATIN TINGE: inspired rhythms

Please join us on Thursday, July 18th for a very special performance by Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge — their final Bay Area performance before their trip to Recife Brazil for the Moacir Santos Festival! The outfit draws rhythmic inspiration from both Afro-Cuban music and jazz, so you might hear rumba, timba, songo, mambo, straight ahead, and 6/8 rhythms in a single tune. Check them out in the video below:

Mark Levine promo shoot, Berkeley, CA, June 3, 2009You can also get a great listen right here. Mark’s bio is seriously impressive and, on top of playing and recording with a wonderful list of world-class musicians, includes a Grammy nomination and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He will be joined by his bandmates:

Percussionist Michael Spiro‘s credits include: Ignacio Berroa, Dori Caymmi, Changuito, Richard Egues, Giovanni Hidalgo, Toninho Horta, Bobby McFerrin, Chico O’Farrill, Eddie Palmieri, Que Calor, Carlos Santana. Michael is co-leader of his own acclaimed band, Talking Drums.

Drummer Paul van Wageningen has played/recorded with: Angela Bofil, Pete Escovedo, Roy Obiedo, Tito Puente, Que Calor, Paquito D’Rivera, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, John Santos & The Machete Ensemble, and Bill Summers.

Flautist and saxophonist Mary Fettig recorded her own great CD, “Good Company,” on Concord Jazz, and has played, recorded, and been a featured artist with Tito Puente, Flora Purim and Airto, Charles Brown, and as lead altoist with Joe Henderson’s Big Band.

Bassist John Wiitala’s credits include Joe Henderson, Kenny Barron, Joe Pass, Charlie Rouse, Junior Cook, Cecil Payne, Benny Golson, James Moody, Charles McPherson, Wesla Whitfield, and Jessica Williams.

Thursday July 18th 2013. 7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm show.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$10 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Door donations go to the musicians! Delicious complimentary food. Drinks by donation.

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