Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Oriente - Afro-Cuban Roots & Rhythms Influenced by Jazz, Blues, Brazilian & Soul

Original Sound 


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


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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