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 Last Update: 26 August  2015


2015 Travel Leave Schedule:
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traveling Sept 1-21

 

UPCOMING SHOWS by VibraSON - Jake's hot band!

VibraSON plays at the hottest SF party: Dance Fridays on Aug 28!

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VibraSON plays the Cigar Bar in San Francisco Sept 25!

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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 HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM VIBRASON! 2015
April 10 FRI VibraSON NEW NEW! Dance Fridays - a combining of Taste Fridays and Hot Bachata Nights! 550 Barnaveld, SF 10:00pm
April 25 Sat VibraSON Cigar Bar 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 10pm
May 6 Wed VibraSON the NEW Salsa/Bachata Wednesdays at Salsa Underground! 2284 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 9:30pm
May 9 Sat Pedrito Borinquen The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Pt. Richmond, CA 9:30pm
May 23 Sat VibraSON Dance Mega Party at Allegro Ballroom 5855 Christie Ave in Emeryville, CA - lots of lessons too! 10:00pm
May 24 Sun VibraSON Santa Rosa Salsa Festival! More info to follow... 9pm
May 28 Thur VibraSON TASTE restaurant/club. 2909 Lakeside Drive Santa Clara CA Salsa/bachata lesson too 10pm
June 20 Sat VibraSON Afro Latin Kiss Party at Allegro Ballroom 5855 Christie Ave in Emeryville, CA - lots of lessons too! 10pm
June 26 Fri VibraSON Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 10:30pm
July 6 Mon VibraSON SalsaCrazy Mondays! Classes at 7:30pm and Band starts 9:30pm. Lots of fun! 406 Clement St, San Francisco at Neck of the Woods. 9:30pm
July 17 Fri VibraSON San Francisco International Bachata Festival, Hyatt Regency SFO - more info to follow... 11:00pm
Aug 8 Sat VibraSON VibraSON plays the San Jose Jazz Summer Festival! 2:30pm
Aug 15 Sat VibraSON Tomaj's Hot Salsa Saturdays at Masonic Hall in Orinda, 9 Altarinda Rd. 10:00pm
Aug 28 Fri VibraSON DANCE FRIDAYS at 550 Barneveld St, SF 10:00pm
Sept 25 Fri VibraSON Cigar Bar 850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 10:00pm
Oct 9 Fri Conjunto VibraSON Trader Vic's, 9 Anchor Dr in Emeryville, CA 7:00pm
Dec 12 Sat Conjunto VibraSON Trader Vic's, 9 Anchor Dr in Emeryville, CA 7:00pm



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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