Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Experience the Afro-Cuban-Soul-Jazz of Oriente in Miami and Hollywood in May

Experience the "Edge" of 
South Florida's Rhythm

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


Saturday May 19, 2018, 7-10pm, FREE
Downtown Hollywood Artwalk 
Cuenca Cigars Montecristo Lounge

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

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4-7pm, FREE
Miami Casino
Club Rio Stage
3500 NW 37th Ave
Miami FL 33142

Sunday, May 27, 2018 ~ 6-9pm
Sunshine Jazz Concert Series
Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores FL 33138 
MAP (305)795-2363
$20GA/$15 Members, or become a society 
member at $40, including the night's show!
RSVP to 
or call (954)554-1800.

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


Solo Acoustic Rhythm & Soul

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 

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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