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 Last Update: 31 AUG  2014


2014 Travel Leave Schedule:
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Jake is back ... Cocomo close extended AGAIN! ~ October 15?? - to be announced...

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CHECK OUT JAKE'S NEW BAND: VibraSON! logo at www.VibraSONmusic.com

or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VibraSONmusic

bOr simply click HERE: for our GIG CALENDAR


 

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pCOCOMO IS STILL OPEN UNTIL ~ at least October 15 now, SO WE WILL TEACH THUR/SAT: Band schedule tba

THIS WEEK'S LIVE SALSA NIGHTS AND CLASSES:

 

congas GREAT THURSDAY Salsa CLASSES AT 8pm at CAFE COCOCMO with LIVE MUSIC!(S.F.)
September 4
- LIVE Salsa with (tba) / DJ (tba) ($12)
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 6 - LIVE Salsa with (tba) / DJ (tba) ($15)
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

Jake's Band Plays at Yerba Buena Social Club on Sat Sept 6 too!

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SUNDAY IN SAN RAMON! - JAKE'S BAND PLAYS ShBoom!

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IT'S TRUE: Cocomo CLOSING! -- ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS !

---> closing date to our knowledge has now been extended AGAIN to APPROXIMATELY (!?!) October15...

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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


 

Dancing meets the Band: bcb.jpg

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
Dec 12 Thur VibraSON Jake's new band! Cocomo, 650 Indiana St, SF 10:15pm
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Jan 30 Thur VibraSON Jake's band plays Dancer's Night! Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF 10:15pm
Feb 16 Sun VibraSON President's Day Bash by DJ JessyJaz at CPAA Arts Center, 1168 Bollinger Road, San Jose, CA 10:15pm
Feb 21 Fri VibraSON Taste Fridays at Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF 10:15pm
Feb 27 Thur VibraSON Dancer's Night! Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF  
Mar 1 Sat VibraSON Yerba Buena Social Club, 2050 Bryant St, SF 10:15pm
Mar 15 Sat VibraSON Allegro 3rd Saturdays, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA 10:00pm
Mar 20 Thur VibraSON Dancer's Night! Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF 10:15pm
Mar 31 Mon VibraSON SalsaCrazy March Madness Party at Rockit Room/Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St, SF. SC teaches lessons before too... 9:30pm
April 03 Thur VibraSON Dancer's Night! Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF -- Jake teaches 8pm too! 10:15pm
April 08 Tue VibraSON New Salsa Tuesdays at Cocomo - 650 Indiana Street, SF Felipe teaches on-2 before 10:00pm
4/18-5/2     VibraSON - traveling... no gigs.  
May 9 Fri VibraSON TASTE Fridays at Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF 10:00pm
May 11 Sun VibraSON The Ramp - waterside bar/restaurant 855 Terry Francois Blvd, SF - Dancing, food, and drink outside! 5:00pm
May 15 Thur VibraSON LAST performance at Cocomo (closing in June) 650 Indiana St, SF Jake teaches at 8pm too! 10:15pm
May 16 Fri VibraSON Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 10:15pm
May 23 Fri VibraSON Cigar Bar, 850 Montgomery St, SF 10:00pm
June 2 Mon VibraSON SalsaCrazy 20th Anniversary Party at Rockit Room/Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St, SF. SC teaches lessons before too... 9:30pm
June 5 Thur VibraSON 2nd LAST performance ;-) at Cocomo (closing in June) 650 Indiana St, SF Jake teaches at 8pm too! Tonight: VibraSON conjunto 10:15pm
June 13 Fri VibraSON Club Milano, 394 S. 2nd Street, San Jose 10:30pm
June 20 Fri VibraSON Cesar's Latin Palace 826 26th St, San Francisco 10:30pm
June 30 Mon VibraSON SalsaCrazy Party at Rockit Room/Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St, SF. SC teaches lessons before too... 9:30pm
July 3 Thur VibraSON PRE-JULY 4 Party with two bands: Vibrason and ____ - we play 10:30pm at Club Milano, 394 S. 2nd Street, San Jose 10:30pm
July 11 Fri VibraSON Allegro 2nd Fridays, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA 9:45pm
July 18 Fri VibraSON Cesar's Latin Palace 826 26th St, San Francisco (tentative) 10:00pm
July 20 Sun VibraSON The Ramp - waterside bar/restaurant 855 Terry Francois Blvd, SF - Dancing, food, and drink outside! 5:00pm
July 25 Fri VibraSON Cigar Bar, 850 Montgomery St, SF 10:00pm
July 26 Sat VibraSON VENUE CHANGE! VibraSON will play at Huge Salsa/Bachata Party at Cafe Cocomo 650 Indiana St, SF (2 bands, lesson at 8pm) We play 10pm 10:00pm
Aug 1 Fri VibraSON Club Milano, 394 S. 2nd Street, San Jose 10:30pm
Aug 10 Sun VibraSON Sunday FREE Salsa at Cana, SF 500 Florida St, SF Lesson by Big Rob at 5pm, great food, drinks, dance floor. 5:45pm
Aug 14 Thur VibraSON Cafe Cocomo, 650 Indiana St, SF 10:15pm
Aug 19 Tue C. VibraSON Conjunto VibraSON meets Chachacha bar/restaurant in the Mission in SF (19th and Mission) for Live music 6:30-9:30pm! 6:30pm
Aug 23 Sat VibraSON Allegro Ballroom, 4th Saturdays, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA 10:00pm
Aug 28 Thur VibraSON Ashkenaz Latin Music Series! Ashkenaz, Berkeley CA 9:00pm
Aug 29 Fri VibraSON Taste Fridays at Cafe Cocomo, 650 Indiana St, SF 10:00pm
Aug 30 Sat VibraSON Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito 9:00pm
Sept 6 Sat VibraSON Yerba Buena Social Club monthly Party "Discoteca" theme - NEW VENUE Space 550 at 550 Barneveld Ave, San Francisco CA 10:15pm
Sept 7 Sun VibraSON ShBoom Nightclub 2410 San Ramon Valley Road in San Ramon Noelani teaches salsa lesson 7pm. 8:00pm



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...



Listen to Great Salsa All Day:

Like HOT Salsa Music all day long? Check out the internet radio station of the Bay Area's own DJ La Coqui, Ivette Fuentes radio show on live365.com. Click below to listen to her station or another choice from a New York DJ.


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

 

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