A Tribute to Cal Tjader, directed by Michael Wolff last performed at the Bach on September 23, 2012.
Michael Wolff - Musical Director/Piano, Warren Wolf – Vibes, Robb Fisher - Bass, Pete Escovedo - Percussion, John Santos - Percussion, Vince Lateano – Drums
Cal Tjader crafted one the sleekest and most distinctive sounds in Latin jazz. His cool, shimmering, jazz vibes, gliding fluidly atop fiery, hot Afro-Cuban rhythms, made for a sonic signature that helped introduce the genre into a mainstream audience. This Tribute to Tjader, which was put together to honor to the jazz great includes some of the few remaining players who had played with him: pianist Michael Wolff (Musical Director), percussionist Pete Escovedo, bassist Robb Fisher and drummer Vince Lateano, and includes one of the brightest new talents on vibes, Warren Wolf and John Santos on percussion.
The band will perform a combination of Cal’s Latin and jazz favorites, all arranged by Wolff, who since making his recording debut in 1972 with Cal Tjader, has served as bandleader for the Arsenio Hall Show and has released 12 albums as a leader. A Bach Society favorite, he has performed with artists such as Ray Charles, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Wanye Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and saxophonist/president Bill Clinton.
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