Saturday, July 6, 2019

Oriente - The Spirit and the Sound of South Florida

Miami ~ Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale ~ Miami Beach
Hollywood ~ Dadeland
Pick a destination and

Le Chat Noir: 2 South Miami Avenue, Miami FL 33130 (305)377-8899
Every THUR: Eddy Oriente Balzola Jazz Jam, 9pm.

Whole Foods Market - Dadeland at Bocadillo Bar & Cafe:
7930 SW 104th ST, Miami FL 33156 (305)969-5800.
Every Wed & Fri Happy Hour Music Series, 5-8pm, rotation of artists, including Eddy "Oriente" Balzola Acoustic Rhythm & Soul.

Carillon Hotel & Spa - Strand Bar: 6799 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, FL 33141 (305)514-7000
JUL  5, 12, 19: Eddy "Oriente" Balzola Acoustic Rhythm & Soul, 7-10pm.

Cuenca Cigars Montecristo Lounge: 1928 Harrison Street,
Hollywood FL 33020 (866)417-9454
Downtown Hollywood Artwalk, 7-10pm,
JUL 20: Oriente Duo w/ percussionist Charlie Taylor from Barbados.

Riptide Beachfront Hotel and Tiki Bar: 2300 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019 (954)921-7667 Oceanfront, JUL: Wednesdays, 4-8pm, acoustic rhythm & soul by Eddy "Oriente" Balzola/Oriente.

Chimney House: 701 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954)900-5352 noon-2pm, Sunday Jazz Brunch: Eddy "Oriente" Balzola.


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.

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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