Get ready for the explosion of latin flavor this Thursday 06/07

The show starts at 12:30pm to 1:30pm at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, with the Latin Jazz Youth  Ensemble of San Francisco. This festival is independent and nonprofit, reflecting the rich cultures and creativity of the Bay Area. So don’t miss it.

The LJYE is a 12 year old grass roots organization of young musicians in ages ranging from 10 to 18 years old. But despite their youth, they have helped to maintain the legacy of Latin jazz history in California by recording three CDs which features original compositions by the students. These guys have played along with notable musicians such as Armando Peraza, Jerry Gonzalez, John Santos and Jeff Cressman.

Its purpose is to preserve the traditions of Afro-Cuban music and Latin jazz, educating young people and creating role models for aspiring musicians. The virtuous instrumentalist, improviser, composer, arranger and flutist John Calloway is in charge of directing the children in their learning process. Helping to integrate young musicians of diverse racial, ethnic and economic origins. And the girls and young women of the group are on an equal footing in the roles of piano, trombone, saxophone and bass. That is why they’re not treated as children, but as young artists who are capable of planning, practicing and always giving the show of their lives.

Don’t miss seeing this beautiful group of kids, who offer the best energy in the whole city. Performing classics such as “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” by Celia Cruz and “Lágrimas Negras” by Miguel Matamoros. But they also play original melodies, often fusing funk and soul with Latin jazz. So you know the date is this Thursday, at the address Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts. San Francisco, CA