Clave Gringa in concert


November 4


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

Music Events

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Stage 7 Pianos

12037 124th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland, WA 98034

Kirkland, WA, US, 98034

Join us for a night of joyful Cuban music

From the charm of the cha-cha-cha to the depth of AfroCuban rhythms, Clave Gringa presents a broad spectrum of Cuban music; original engaging compositions by Ann Reynolds as well as Cuban classics.

Clave Gringa will take you on a journey through Cuban music from the classically oriented danzon and cha-cha-cha styles to the African folkloric sounds and rumba. You won’t be able to sit still! Clave Gringa plays original Cuban jazz originals composed by the leader, pianist Ann Reynolds, and Cuban standards that capture the joy and positive energy and love of Cuba.

A unique setting for the Clave Gringa quartet. Ann will play a 9 ft Steinway concert grand on the stage of the piano showroom. There will be room for getting up to move and dance. Very much encouraged. Daniel Barry on trumpet, Willie Garza on congas, Andy Zadrozny on bass.

Piano – Ann Reynolds In 2000 Ann went to Cuba for the first time and fell in love… with the music and the people. She got tremendous support from the generous teachers in the National School for the Arts. For two weeks each year she had the wonderful experience of being in a top musical conservatory, studying piano and Cuban music blossomed into a mature musician.

By 2004 Ann was composing pieces and had found her lifelong dream. Her artistic goal is to compose and perform music that has movement to it and is representative of her life experience. In recent years, she has discovered her artistry in musical composition and find that people respond to the genuineness and expression in the music she composes and the way in which she plays it.

Her music was recorded in 2014 in the debut album by Clave Gringa, “Para Cuba con Amor” and in the second recording “Joy” in 2019. You can find Ann performing with Clave Gringa and other groups in the Seattle/Puget Sound region.

Bass- Andy Zadrozny (More Than Jazz) is a musician, sound therapist, and educator living in Santa Fe. His decades of gigging as a bassist in jazz, latin, classical, middle eastern, and other music give him a uniquely broad appreciation of the connectivity among musical cultures.

Percussion- Willie Garza is a multi-instrumentalist, educator and clinician home based in San Jose Bay Area. He specializes in Afro-Latin percussion while exploring other sounds of Arabic, Flamenco, Brazilian and Vocal- Percussion. Willie has a unique and creative approach, inter- locking world music concepts with styles of contemporary music that include Rock, R&B, Hip- Hop, Funk and Jazz. Willie’s appreciation for cultures and music throughout the world influence and compel a creativity that makes Willie Garza part of a new breed of percussionists in the music scene today.

Willie has performed and recorded with international artists and several local artists and groups in California bay area such as, favored nations recording artist James Robinson, Charangon Nueve, The Saul Kaye Band, Kaweh, Latin Lingo, Marc Russo and the Classy Cats, Full Spectrum, Mambo Tropical, Caixa, Silicon Vibe, Fito Reinoso, Piano y Son, San Jose State Latin Jazz Ensemble, KIDGUCH, BukleBros, Audio Dub, Latin Funk Express, White Roses, JT Horns.

Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to work with and perform with artists and groups such as: Trombonist, Conrad Herwig, Hal Galper Quintet, Vibraphonist and Marimba Master, Dave Samuels, Composer/Pianist, Eugenio Toussaint, Trombonist/Composer, Rob McConnel, Saxophonist, Richie Cole, Latin-percussionist/Composer, Pete Escovedo, Gabriel Espinosa y su grupo Ashanti, Jazz y Salsa Alto Maiz, Saxophonist/Composer, Benny Golsen. Maja with musicians, Mylious Johnson, on Drums, Alex Alessandroni and Jason Chapman on Keyboards, Asa ‘ACE’ Livingston on Bass.

Trumpet – Daniel Barry is an accomplished composer, conductor and trumpet player. His music falls primarily into the jazz category, but integrates elements garnered from advanced classical music studies along with residency and festival performances in Europe and South America. Daniel is a Fulbright Scholar and has received honors from Artist Trust, 4Culture, Seattle City Arts, and the Visby International Centre for Composers. Daniel has received commissions from the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Girl Choir and has over 50 published compositions for Jazz Orchestra that are performed by professional and student ensembles worldwide. His composition River of Doubt was performed by the Seattle Wind Symphony in 2015.

He lives in Seattle, Washington where he writes for and performs regularly with his Celestial Rhythm Orchestra and the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra. Daniel has numerous recordings on Origin Records, Origin Classical and Pony Boy Records.

Dr. Barry holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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