San Francisco native daughter Annette A Aguilar is flying home from NYC for a family visit, and brings together a passel of great musicians from around the Bay including her brother Ricky Aguilar plus Anthony Blea, Murray Low, Gary Brown and a couple special guests for two special sets of music streamed live and direct to your living room!
So ice your favorite libation, push the furniture back for dancing & make sure you have your streaming device hooked up to a pair of nice speakers to do justice to the music & musicianshipÂ we’re offering you on this Memorial Day weekend out of Glen Park, San Francisco, California — the jazz center of the universe!
You just might want to invite the neighbors! But if you do make the live stream your party music, make sure you take up a collection to push through the interwires via paypal or somesuch to reward the musicians for their work. Do you think great musicians should provide you the fruits of their labors for free? Of course you don’t! It’s a free country, sure. But groceries, plane tickets & congas cost money!
$20 suggested donation per individual
or pay what your economics allow
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Annette A. Aguilar was born in San Francisco into a family from Nicaragua and began playing music at the age of eleven. By age 16 she was sitting in and performing with renowned Latin artists from Santana to Cal Tjader to Pete Escovedo and Sheila E. She earned a Bachelors degree in music performance from San Francisco State University, a Masters degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music and a Masters degree in music education from CUNY. She has worked on Grammy award winning Broadway shows and in symphony orchestras (she’s the principal timpanist for the Bronx Symphony). She has toured and shared the stage with Darlene Love, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, The Grateful Dead, Mose Allison, Toshi Reagon, Casselberry-Dupree and many top New York City Pop, Jazz and Latin groups.
In 1992, she formed her Latin and Brazilian jazz group, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans. Their debut album, Special Friends, was followed by the album titled No Cheap Dates, both produced on her own label (Eagle Seeks Salmon) and both received outstanding reviews nationally and abroad. StringBeans released their third album, The Day Waits for Nobody, to great acclaim in 2009, just in time for their performance at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Annette has been selected three times as a Latin Jazz Ambassador by the U.S State Department, touring in 2003 and 2006 in South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania as well as in Madagascar, where she performed for President Ravalomanana.
Annette’s latest and greatest might just be her work in Arturo O’Farrill’s BronXBandA, a 9-piece Latin ensemble that’s been making waves in NYC and environs this past year. Some fresh news on that project should drop May 26. Stay tuned!
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