Friday, June 8, 2018

Oriente's Groove - From Hollywood to the Gables and Beyond in June

An original sound coming from deep
Afro-Cuban roots & rhythms influenced
by jazz, blues, Brazilian & soul music. 


Saturday June 16, 2018, 7-10pm, FREE
Downtown Hollywood Artwalk 
Cuenca Cigars Montecristo Lounge

1928 Harrison Street, Hollywood FL 33020 
MAP (866)417-9454

Friday, June 22, 2018 ~ 7-11pm, FREE
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6-9pm, FREE
Olympia Theater
174 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131


Solo Acoustic Rhythm & Soul

Fridays, June 8, 15 & 29, 2018 ~ 5-8pm, FREE
Watering Hole Bar
at Whole Foods Market Davie
1903 S. University Drive
Davie FL 33324
MAP (305)969-5800

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 ~ 5-8pm, FREE
Bocadillo Bar & Cafe
at Whole Foods Market Dadeland
7930 SW 104th ST
Miami FL 33156
MAP (305)969-5800

Every Thursday, 9pm
Eddy Oriente Balzola Jazz Jam
Le Chat Noir
2 South Miami Avenue
Miami FL 33130

Riptide Tiki Bar
at Riptide Beachfront Hotel 
2300 North Surf Road
Hollywood, FL 33019 (954)921-7667 

Every Sunday Brunch, noon-2pm
Chimney House
701 W Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954)900-5352 

An explosive celebration of melody, rhythm and soul, ORIENTE 
was formed in the ‘90s by Cuban guitarist and composer Eddy 
Balzola. They debuted at New Orleans’ premier jazz club, 
Snug Harbor, to an audience accustomed to very funky, 
progressive music and Oriente's hard-driving yet melodic 
Afro-Cuban roots innovations hit the spot. That raw and 
organic music scene was an inspiration and continues to 
influence the band’s soulful sound & style, distinguishing 
ORIENTE from any other Latin Jazz group. 

The band’s 5 th recording, “Soul En Clave”, was just released 
with much critical response. The six selections are a mix of 
original compositions and dedications, including the stand-out,
4-part suite titled “ECHOES OF TRANE TRACKS”. The cut 
pays homage to Coltrane by opening with a chanting 
Afro-Cuban guaguanco, followed by his brilliant and beautiful 
composition Naima, flowing into Balzola’s powerful spoken-
word poem, and ending with an Equinox finale.

Meet the Band:
Eddy Balzola | Bandleader, Guitar/Vocals
Dony Felix | Bass
Yoel Del Sol | Percussion
Rey Monroig | Drums
Stuart King | Trumpet

Booking through
Holly Spillane
Superb Artists and Events, LLC
Magnificent Jazz, World Music & Production Services
Contact: 954-554-1800; Fax 954-925-5573
Vice Pres - Sunshine Jazz Organization
Mgr - ORIENTE Latin Jazz-Blues-Rhythm-n-Soul

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