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Pepe Ja cobo

Friday, May 13 – 7:30pm
The Pepe Jacobo Afro Cuban Ensemble

Drummer Pepe Jacobo returns with his terrific quartet featuring Bob Crawford on piano, Ayla Avila on bass and Oscar Soltero on congas.

Pepe is one of the Bay Area’s top Afro Cuban drummers and a first call percussionist, with a degree in music from the University of Costa Rica.  He writes and performs original music on both guitar and percussion with many Bay Area bands, and is a master of many genres of music — as reflected by the diversity of the groups he plays with, including The Jorge Santana Band, Latin Funk band Mas Cabeza, Latin Jazz group CALIENTE 2000 and World Music group, Volcan. He’s taught students in both percussion and guitar from beginner to master level at the SF Community Music Center since 1995.

Pepe plays music in many styles but with a special emphasis in Afro-Cuban drum-set, Afro-Brazilian drum-set, Latin Jazz and Straight Ahead Jazz. Always swingin’!

$20 cash cover charge. BYOB and a mask (optional if you’re vaccinated).

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Here’s video of Pepe’s last outing at Bird & Beckett, to give you a taste of what you’re in for!



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