Last Update: 22 May 2013
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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!?!??
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!
|May 19||Sat||Andy y su Orq||At The Ramp, SF 4pm - before Cocomo||4:30pm|
|May 27||Sun||Andy y su Orq||At Swiss Park for Peru festival (day) and El Rio 4pm in SF||4pm|
|June 3||Sun||LaTiDo||Impala, Salsa room, 501 Broadway, SF||11pm|
|June 16||Sat||Pacho y Evolucion||Club Sazon, 2765 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA||10:30pm|
|July 21||Sat||Andy y sy Orq||At The Ramp, SF 4pm - before Cocomo||5:00pm|
|July 25||Wed||Saboricua||Down Low Lounge, 2284 Shattuck, Berkeley||10:15pm|
|Aug 10||Fri||Montuno Swing||The Beat dance studio, 9th/Parker, Berkeley||10pm|
|Aug 22||Wed||Alma del Barrio||Richmond Main Street festival 12th&MacDonald||5pm|
|Oct 19||Fri||Montuno Swing||Otaez, 1619 Webster St, Alameda, CA||10:00pm|
|Oct 26||Fri||Edgardo y Candela||Cocomo, 650 Indiana St, SF, CA -sitting in with band on this TASTE FRIDAY Halloween Party...||10:15pm|
|Oct 30||Tue||Edgardo y Candela||Cocomo, 650 Indiana St, SF, CA - Match.com event||9:30pm|
GREAT THURSDAY Salsa CLASSES AT 8pm at CAFE COCOCMO with LIVE MUSIC!(S.F.)
May 23- Live Salsa with Julio Bravo / DJ Good Sho, DJ Hong ($12)
(SalsabyJake's class starts at 8pm, class is w/paid admission) -Orlando subs for Jake
May 30- SPECIAL EVENT: Bachata event with Kiko Rodriguez - see Cocomo site for info/tix - NO salsa class tonight, bachata class instead...
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
Sizzlin' SATURDAYS at Cafe Cocomo! with Salsa Classes at 8pm and LIVE MUSIC! (S.F.)
May 25 - Live Salsa with N'Rumba / DJ EMV ($15)
(SalsabyJake's class starts at 8pm, class is w/paid admission) - Fernando subs for Jake
June 01 - SPECIAL EVENT: Live Salsa with MAYIMBE from Peru/Cuba - see Cocomo site for info/tickets. Due to this special event, there will be NO salsa class tonight, sorry.
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
Every Friday | 650 Indiana St, San Francisco
Bringing together the best elements of gourmet street food culture, live music, and Latin Dance, Taste promises to be more than just a food or dance event, but a party for all the senses. This event starts EARLY with food vendors on the street..
Taste – A Party with San Francisco Sensibility is the newest party venture from the event veterans at Dance San Francisco and SalsaCrazy. Bringing together the best elements of gourmet street food culture, live music and Latin Dance, Taste promises to be more than just a dance or food event, but a party for all of the senses.
Come early and enjoy food and beverage tastings from local purveyors through interactive games, tastings and workshops in one of San Francisco’s largest outdoor patios. Dinner from award winning food producers such as The Whole Tortilla, Alicia’s Tamales, and Rocket Fish will be available for purchase every Friday evening, in addition to gourmet beverage offerings from guest mixologists.
At 7:30 every Friday, expert dance instructors will lead fun and easy Salsa and Bachata lessons inside the massive club space at Cafe Cocomo. No experience or partner needed! Two left feet and a hankering for fun is more than enough to excel at these beginner oriented lessons.
Live performances by world renowned Salsa musicians will start at 10:00pm every evening, followed by an all-night dance party with DJ Guapo and other special guests.
Offering a little bit for everyone, Taste Fridays is the perfect destination to pop-in after work with friends or plan a fun and romantic date night around.
DETAILS of TASTE PARTIES: EVERY FRIDAY |
Doors 6:30 | Gourmet Food Vendors and Tastings Begin at 7:00PM
Salsa Lesson 7:30 | Bachata Lesson 8:30
Live Music Performance at 10:00
All night dance party until 2:00am
650 Indiana Street, San Francisco
Free Entrance to the Patio
$15 for lessons, live music and all night dance party
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)
Instructional DVDs from Salsacrazy:
For instructional DVDs, click here: Just released! Advanced Mastery System DVDs!
Aplauso! 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. . .