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Red Bull Music Academy Events in San Francisco This Week

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 23, 2012 04:11pm | Post a Comment
The Red Bull Music Academy 2012 will be held in New York City, September 30th - November 2nd. Music makers, vocalists, and DJs are invited to apply from February 2nd to April 2nd. The application phase will kick off in style in San Francisco with three days of concerts and parties all around town! Check out these events:

Red Bull Music Academy presents New York City to the SF Bay: JAZZ
The GARY BARTZ Project with featured guests BILAL & ALOE BLACC

January 25th at Yoshi's SF
Get tickets HERE!

Grammy Award winning jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz began making waves on the jazz scene during its prime in New York City and never slowed down. Mr. Bartz was formally trained at Julliard; however, it’s the time alongside jazz greats like Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and McCoy Tyner that has placed him as a legend in the game. R&B icon, Bilal, serves as featured vocalist for the Gary Bartz Project, and for this special night only, soul sensation and 2006 RBMA Participant, Aloe Blacc, will join them on stage.

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Red Bull Music Academy presents New York City to the SF Bay: Hip Hop 
"THE STRETCH ARMSTRONG AND BOBBITO SHOW" Revisited
Featuring DJ Sets from DJ Stretch Armstrong (Plant Music) & DJ Bobbito Garcia (Kool Bob Love)
Opening set by DJ Shortkut (Invisibl Skratch Piklz/Beat Junkies)

January 26th at Mighty 
Get tickets HERE!

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Art Don't Sleep & Fania Records Present:

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, March 23, 2008 12:56am | Post a Comment
Art Don’t Sleep has been putting together some incredible shows over the last four years. Tonight was no exception. The show was a record release for San Francisco DJ Sake 1, who is part of the Fania Live CD series released by the newly reformed Fania Records. Los Angeles was blessed to hear a set from Sake 1, whose Fania Live release is the best of the series so far. Master percussionist Francisco Aguabella, now 83 years old and still going strong, followed Sake 1's set.  Aguabella's first set of Latin Jazz and Salsa kicked into high gear when Chuchito Valdez, piano virtuoso and son of the infamous Chucho Valdez joined in on the keyboards. His thunderous keyboard playing shook the audience out of their seats and on to the dance floor. After Aguabella's first set, the infamous Bobbito from New York went on the ones and two and rocked a great DJ set full of Fania classics and remixes by the likes of The Candela All Stars and others. I know Bobbito is a great Hip-Hop and Soul DJ so I was anxious to hear what he could do with Latin music. He did not disappoint.

The dance floor was full of all types, from the Salsaheads who look like they are in competition with each other to the Fania geeks like myself that have no Salsa dance skills whatsoever. I was better off snapping photos and having drinks. Salsa is tricky. Take a person who looks great dancing to Hip-Hop and R&B and put them on a Salsa dance floor.  Most of the time they look like they have to go to the bathroom.

I left the show before Aguabella's second set. I wish I could have stayed longer but that’s the pitfalls of working Sunday morning. I’m sure as I write this the show is still going strong.

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