JIM BLOMFIELD & MICHEL PADRON LATIN QUINTET
Michel Padrón - Trumpet,
Jim Blomfield - Piano,
Roshan 'Tosh' Wijetunge - Bass,
Jason Gaines - Congas,
Jon Clark - Drums
Doors Open 7pm
Performance Starts at 7.30pm
You are invited to a special night of Afro-Cuban, Salsa and Latin Jazz.
Back by public demand - following Jim and Michel's brilliant gig last April we just had to ask them to come back to bring some more genuine Cuban heat and infectious rhythms to the club on a chilly Bristol night in February.
It was only a matter of time before Cuban trumpeter and trombonist Michel Padrón crossed paths with 'gringo' Jim Blomfield...this band is the result of two brilliant exponents of the Afro-Cuban and Salsa genres bringing together some of their favourite musicians to play a dynamic set of sparkling Latin Jazz originals and covers. Michel and Jim have regularly appeared together in many influential Bristol Latin Jazz and Salsa bands including Baila La Cumbia, Dockside Latin Orchestra, Saoco Collective and Bristol Salsa Orchestra (Michel being musical director and arranger for the latter two).
Havanan born MICHEL PADRON, resident in the UK since 1998, has toured extensively in Europe and the USA. He is the leader and musical director of Asere, a Latin band with a career spanning over two decades and one that has included collaborations with such musical legends as Billy Cobham, Cesaria Evora and Toto la Momposina.
Pianist JIM BLOMFIELD is of course one of the mainstays of Bristol's jazz scene. He has backed countless big name guest soloists and released several albums of his own music which blend jazz with latin, rock, electronica and contemporary music influences. He is also well known as one of the UK's finest salsa pianists and appears in many Latin ensembles, including recently guesting with the legendary Roberto Pla at London's Pizza Express Soho.
The band is completed by the exciting and dynamic rhythm team of Jon Clark drums, Jason Gaines congas, and Roshan 'Tosh' Wijetunge on bass.
Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village.
FRINGE JAZZ, Wednesdays at 7PM at The BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB, 76 St Paul's Road, Clifton. Bristol BS8 1LP
Fringe Jazz at The Bristol Music Club is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop