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 Last Update: 22 July  2014


2014 Travel Leave Schedule:
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Jake is back ... Cocomo closes ~ AUGUST 30

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Musicians! : Workshop info from Grammy(R) winning bassist David Pinto:

THE LATIN AMERICAN SONGBOOK - A “SUMMER INTENSIVE” FOR SINGERS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS

TEACHERS: MARIA MARQUEZ & DAVID PINTO

Mondays starting July 21st. through September 29, 2014 (Sept. 1STLabor Day Weekend- NO CLASS)- WE HAVE EXTENDED THE CLASS TO MAKE IT A 10 WEEK  COURSE.

6:30 pm

At La Pena

10 weeks – no recital

$ 350.00

VERY IMPORTANT: 6 singers only – all instruments are welcome. WE EXTENDED IT TO 6 SINGERS ONLY! SO WE CAN PAY OUR EXPENSES AND STILL KEEP IT A SMALL ENSEMBLE. (read note below)

TO REGISTER: contact Maria at orinokia@mariamarquez.com

Note: We need instrumentalists: horn/ flute, drums, percussion, guitar.

FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE CLASS AND MORE INFO: CLICK HERE


 

pCOCOMO IS STILL OPEN UNTIL ~ at least AUGUST 30 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.)
July 24
- LIVE Salsa with Julio Bravo / DJ X ($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

 

FRIDAY JULY 25 - Jake's band VibraSON plays SF Cigar Bar!

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

July 26- LIVE Salsa with 2 BANDS: HUGE SUMMER SALSA/BACHATA PARTY726 / VibarSON 10pm, N'Rumba 11:30pm and 5 DJs - SALSA ROOM, BACHATA ROOM!
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


 

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

---> closing date to our knowledge has now been extended to APPROXIMATELY (!) August 30...

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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
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 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

 

 

**MORE INFO ON La Pena Workshop

THIS INFO COMES COURTESY OF DAVID PINTO:

The purpose of this unique ensemble class is to prepare the singers and musicians as a group in how best to produce a cohesive professional sound by means of a variety of songs chosen from the vast and very rich Latin American repertoire.  

Each of the singers gets to choose as many songs as they want to work on (I recommend an average of 3 per singer) from a list of diverse pieces included in the last 2 courses at La Pena (see list below). The musicians are as well encouraged to choose songs to do as instrumentals.

The students are encouraged to play misc. percussion where applicable. It is a great opportunity to learn a variety of rhythms on the cajon and other percussion instruments.

David and I consider it important for the students to act more independently from the teachers and communicate directly among each other, give cues, lead the band, give important feedback and to listen to each other and not depend on the teacher to lead them. In other words act as a group. We will accomplish this through the process of working on some fascinating songs and rhythms from different countries, rhythms like lando, afro Cuban 6/8, zamacueca, Venezuelan waltz, danzon, cumbia, panalivio, bossa nova and more.

David and I will act as facilitators and we will give our support, suggestions and knowledge where necessary, we will clarify and help with the varied rhythms of course.

This is a dynamic ensemble, always exciting we hope you join us!

 

Note: The singers can sing any song or songs they want from the repertoire and we will just sing and work on finessing all the things technical as well as musical that need to happen. We will answer all the questions, and the singers will also act more independently from the teachers integrating themselves to the band as much as possible.  

Note: we want a small group of singers so that everyone gets more chances to sing and it will be so, that is why we made the course a few weeks longer.

SO WE NEED 2 MORE SINGERS TO MAKE 6 TOTAL, AND INSTRUMENTALISTS: WE NEED A DRUMMER, GUITAR, HORN/ FLUTE … PLEASE HELP US FILL UP THE CLASS .. SPREAD THE WORD …  

NECESITAMOS SU AYUDA PARA COMPLETAR LA CLASE SI CONOCEN A ALGUIEN QUE PUEDA ESTAR INTERESADO EN TOCAR EN ESTA CLASE DIGANLE Y PONGANLO EN CONTACTO CONMIGO POR CORREO ELECTRONICO.

 

LIST OF SONGS:

ZAMBA MALATO- AFRO PERUVIAN

DE LOS AMORES – AFRO PERUVIAN

TONADA DE LUNA LLENA- VENEZUELAN TONADA 

QUIEN SERA? – CHA CHA / BOLERO - MEXICO

UPA NEGUINHO – AFRO CUBAN 6/8/ SAMBA - BRAZIL

BERIMBAU – SAMBA - BRAZIL

EUROPA – LATIN POP 

TORO MATA – AFRO PERUVIAN

CABALLO VIEJO – CUMBIA/ SALSA – VENEZUELA/COLOMBIA

COMECAR DE NOVO – BOSSA NOVA - BRAZIL

SIBONEY – DANZON/ BOLERO - CUBA

NOCHE DE RONDA – AFRO/ WALTZ - MEXICO

OBSESION- BOLERO/ CHA CHA – PUERTO RICO

OBSESION – GUAGUANCO – PUERTO RICO

O QUE SERA- BOSSA NOVA/ SALSA

CUANDO YO TE QUERIA- BOLERO/ CHA CHA - VENEZUELA

AZUCAR DE CANHA- AFRO PERUVIAN



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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