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Friday, July 7th – 9:00-10:30pm
Brian Andres Quartet

Tony Peebles, saxophone
Christian Tumalan, piano
Aaron Germain, bass
Brian Andres, drums

$20 suggested cover.
Pay what you can!

Four giants of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Jazz, Latin & Latin Jazz scenes celebrate the release of their debut cd “Los Gatos Negros.”
At this link, you can hear a track and read more:  https://www.brianandres.com/brian-andres-quartet

Leader Brian Andres has a deep resume. Long a key Bay Area drummer, composer and bandleader, Brian was raised by professional musicians in Columbus, Ohio. There, he gained early professional credentials from performances with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Little Anthony and the Imperials and Tony Award winner and Broadway star Faith Prince, as well as with such artists as Leroy “Sugar” Bonner from The Ohio Players, blues greats Sam Myers and Lonnie Mack and television and movie star Woody Harrelson.

Brian’s growing interest in Latin music and culture brought him to the San Francisco Bay Area in early 1999, where he quickly found work with numerous local Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Latin funk, Latin jazz and Tex-Mex groups. In 2000, Brian was asked to join the band of San Francisco Bay Area Icon Dr Loco (Dr Jose Cuellar), and he continues to perform with Dr. Loco in both The Rockin’ Jalapeno Band and Los Tiburones Del Norte. With Dr. Loco, Brian recorded the original music soundtrack for the critically acclaimed Robert M. Young film “Alambrista: Directors Cut,” along with Grammy nominated producer and musician, Greg Landau. Brian also performed with “The Father of Chicano Music” and National Medal of Arts recipient Lalo Guerrero prior to his passing.

Here in his home base, Brian has performed with notable San Francisco musicians including John Calloway, John Santos, Wayne Wallace, Omar Sosa and Ray Obiedo, as well as with the Grammy Award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Independent Music Award winning artist and Ivory Coast native Fely Tchaco, reggae singer Black Nature (Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars) and percussionist band leader Danilo Paiz  (Ruben Blades). He has also performed with East Coast Bachata artists Bautista and Frankely on their West Coast performances.

In 2007, after spending his career as a sideman, learning and honing his craft, Brian stepped into the role of bandleader with his formation of The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel and the release of their debut CD, “The Drummers Speak.” Featuring Grammy Award Winning  musicians as well as esteemed music educators, this group continues the rich heritage of San Francisco Bay Area Latin jazz. Incorporating the rich harmonic and improvisational elements of jazz with the irresistible rhythms from the Caribbean to form “the perfect combination,” the ACJC has become one of the top Latin jazz groups in the Bay Area. Subsequent releases have included “San Francisco” in 2013 and “This Could Be That” in 2016. The Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble has made a name for itself performing regularly in the Bay Area and touring in the Midwest.

In 2019 Brian formed Trio Latino, featuring original compositions
and arrangements by pianist Christian Tumalan and bassist Aaron Germain,
which released their debut Latin jazz album “Mayan Suite” in May 2020.

With saxophonist Tony Peebles and its own repertoire,
Trio Latino becomes
The Brian Andres Quartet!
Now, they have “Los Gatos Negros” to share with you!

Please join us! Friday, July 7th from 9:00 to 10:30 pm!
BYOB and a twenty for the cover charge!


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