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 Last Update: 28 JULY  2016


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SPECIAL SALSA DANCE CLASS by Jake 30 July 2016!

LOTS OF BIG NEWS BELOW - CHECK IT OUT!

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Join JAKE on the dance floor again for a special "CAFE COCOMO REUNION" Salsa Class on 30 July at the spacious Space550 Fuego Saturday night party! Class will be Beginner/Intermed level and focus on what made Jake famous: Technique, Rhythm and great useable dance patterns. Be there! After class, Jake's band VibraSON plays 2 sets of great dance music!

---> CLASS AT 8:30pm, Band at 10pm

For more info, check out Jake's Facebook page too at www.Facebook.com/salsabyjake2

DISCOUNT $10 PRE-SALE TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FuegoClubSF.com web site UNTIL 5pm 29 JULY! Grab 'em while they're hot!

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UPCOMING SHOWS by VibraSON - Jake's hot band!

July 30 at Space 550 after JAKE's REUNION SALSA CLASS AT 8:30pm!

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Sat, Aug 13, VibraSON at Tomaj's Hot Salsa Saturdays - at Orinda Masonic Hall

Fri, Aug 19, VibraSON appears at the Salsa Spot / Club FOX in Redwood City.

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pSept 15, 2014: NOTE! COCOMO IS NOW CLOSED!! ... Stay tuned for new classes...

THIS WEEK'S LIVE SALSA NIGHTS AND CLASSES:

 

congas GREAT THURSDAY Salsa CLASSES AT 8pm at CAFE COCOCMO with LIVE MUSIC!(S.F.)
September XX
- CLOSED!
SalsabyJake's class starts at 8pm, class is free w/paid admission)

Thursday is the "dancers" dance night!   -the hottest Salsa night in town.
Join us for a WEEKDAY class in San Francisco at the most popular club in the Bay Area.  One-hour class 8-9pm which is freew/admission,followed by D.J. Fred and Live bands. See the COCOMO Page  for band schedule information, and directions....Attention DANCERS: Cafe Cocomo gets very crowded now, so come early for best dancing, (free) parking,seating, and of course, our warm-up Salsa class!   Try Saturdays early too, for more dance room...
********* Cafe Cocomo Information: 415-824-6910 or visit www.CafeCocomo.com

congas Sizzlin' SATURDAYS : Salsa Classes at 8pm at Cafe Cocomo with Live Music

Sept XX - CLOSED!
SalsabyJake's class starts at 8pm, class is free w/paid admission)

Please join us every Saturday at the hottest club in San Francisco: Cafe Cocomo for a fun club class. We teach Beg./Int. Salsa from 8 to 9PM, followed by D.J and LIVE music. Huge dance floor!  Plenty of free parking, easy access. CLICK HERE for full Cafe Cocomo Schedule/Pricing information... Attention DANCERS:> Cafe Cocomo gets very crowded now, so come early for best dancing, (free) parking, seating, and of course, our warm-up Salsa class!
********* Cafe Cocomo Information: 415-824-6910 or visit www.CafeCocomo.com


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IT'S TRUE: Cocomo CLOSED - on Sept 15coco

 

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Jake shares stage with legendary New Swing Sextet - June 2014!

On June 14, 2014, the legendary New Swing Sextet from New York City played a special show at Cafe Cocomo. This band has made great music for 49 years and it is also an inspiration for Jake's own VibraSON band! Jake was thrilled to share the stage for a song with the band that night too! It's a great band with great guys! Thx!

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Jake teaches HUGE class at the Pacific Mambo Orq. Grammy Gala, March 22 2014

Check out the great photos by Peter Maiden from the enormous Grammy Gala for PMO last Saturday. One shot is from our class which totaled more than 150 people!

http://www.timba.com/user_pages/grammy-celebration-at-c-como-3-2-2014


 

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If you've been around for a while, you probably know that Jake has been studying percussion for several years, sitting in with bands now and then at Cocomo and generally obsessed. Well, the more you know about the music, the more fun you have dancing to it after all... Jake has been playing with local bands....when he can! Jake's gigs can also be found on the Percussion Gigs page.

DO YOU NEED A SALSA / LATIN JAZZ BAND FOR YOUR PARTY OR EVENT!?!?? bongo

THEN PLEASE CONTACT JAKE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE! I can configure a great band for you of almost any size, and help with your entertainment!

OR CHECK OUT JAKE'S NEW BAND: VibraSON!vs at www.VibraSONmusic.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VibraSONmusic

------------------ Jake's Upcoming Gigs: ------------

Date Day Band Location Time
2015   2015   2015
Oct 31 Sat

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Club Milano, 394 S. 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 10:30pm
Nov 27 Fri VibraSON DANCE Fridays, 550 Barneveld St, San Francisco 10:00pm
Dec 7 Mon Conjunto VS Yamasho 6th Anniversary Party, 1161 Post St 8:00pm
Dec 12 Sat VibraSON Space550, 550 Barneveld St, San Francisco 10:30pm
Dec 14 Mon VibraSON SalsaCrazy Holiday Party, 406 Clement St, SF 9:30pm
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Jan 2 Sat VibraSON Cigar Bar 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 10:00pm
Feb 13 Sat VibraSON Flamingo Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA 9:30pm
Feb 19 Fri VibraSON Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 10:30pm
Feb 27 Sat VibraSON Cigar Bar 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 10:00pm
Mar 11 Fri VibraSON DANCE Fridays, 550 Barneveld St, San Francisco 10:00pm
Mar 25 Fri VibraSON Cigar Bar 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 10:00pm
Mar 26 Sat VibraSON Allegro Ballroom, Emeryville - 4th Saturdays 5855 Christie, Emeryville, CA Lots of dance lessons precede performance. 10:00pm
April 9 Sat VibraSON

The Ramp, 855 Terry Francois Blvd, San Francisco - WEATHER PERMITTING

SORRY FOLKS!  THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO BAD WEATHER/RAIN. It will be re-scheduled for May, so please check back...

5-8pm
May 6 Fri VibraSON Cigar Bar 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 10pm
May 28 Sat VibraSON The Ramp, 855 Terry Francois Blvd, SF 5-8pm
May 30 MON VibraSON SalsaCrazy's Memorial Day Party! 406 Clement St, San Francisco 9pm
June 8 Wed Conjunto VibraSON Miami Beach Club, 418 S. First St, San Jose 10:15pm
June 10 Fri Conjunto VibraSON Latin Fever Fridays, The Beat 2560 Ninth Street in Berkeley, CA 10:15pm
June 24 Fri VibraSON Cigar Bar 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 10pm
July 8 Fri VibraSON Mill Valley Temescal Part District festival - more info to follow 6:30-8pm
July 8 Fri VibraSON Cigar Bar 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 10pm
July 30 Sat VibraSON

Fuego/Space550 550 Barneveld St, San Francisco, CA 10pm

JAKE TEACHES REUNION Salsa Class at 8:30pm TOO!

8:30pm / 10pm
July 31 Sun Saboriqua Gordon Beirsch 33 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113 7:00pm
Aug 13 Sat VibraSON Tomaj's Dance Party - Orinda, CA - more info to follow 10pm



Bongo Where's The Beat?!

Having trouble hearing the beat?! Know your Clave from your Conga?? Confused about the count??!  Check out our new Hearing the Beat page for some help... including a Salsa rhythm Tutorial for lear

ning more about the music you hear every time you dance and JAKESBOOTCAMP, a new online based learning site! Need basic music theory? Check out http://www.smu.edu/totw/rhythm.htm or links to some good basic books on the same page...



Jake's Boot Camp: A new Concept in learning about Salsa dance and music...


Check out a new web site where multiple dancers and musicians are contributing content to help you learn their secrets of how to dance to and understand Salsa music. JakesBootCamp.com Click on the image below to access this site and learn more! Jake is planning to produce content for this site as well in the near future... (brought to you by SalsaCrazy)

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Instructional DVDs from Salsacrazy:

For instructional DVDs, click here: Just released! Advanced Mastery System DVDs!

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bongo2Aplauso! Please Read a short Memo on Musician Appreciation by Jake...


For a quick laugh, Check out our Dance Humor page!

 

Troubled by the "On-1 vs. On-2" chatter about dancing? We hear you. We teach and dance mainly On-1, the timing you'll find 90% of dancers in California dancing.. That being said, many of the 'hardcore' dancers dance on 2 and it feels good too! Learning to dance on both rhythms is a great idea for your own versatility, but we highly recommend to be very good at one BEFORE trying the other! The instruction is quite different for each of the styles. By learnng one first, and understanding the music, the switch or transition is much more easy...


What do women want from men? Dancing! That's what. See www.dancedancedance.com/whatwomen.htm for more. . .

 

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