Saturday, December 19th, 2009 @ 8pm
Flat 5 Records & Entertainment Inc. Presents:
A Latin Soul Extravaganza with
Ernesto "Chico" Alvarez Peraza is a native New Yorker specializing in Cuban dance music. Chico was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Cuba. He has been performing as a singer throughout the New York City tri-state area for the last four decades. He currently performs with his ten piece conjunto "Mafímba" and can also be heard hosting New World Gallery, a weekly music show which airs on Sunday afternoons at WBAI Pacifica Radio (99.5 FM). He is a staff writer for Latin Beat magazine and his written works can also be found online, via latinjazznet.com. Currently he lives in northern New Jersey. Throughout the years, Mr. Alvarez has been the recipient of many awards, among them a special recognition from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. During his twenty two years on the air, he has interviewed a broad range of artists, from Andres Segovia, Tony Bennett, Ben E. King, Dizzy Gillespie to Tito Puente, Cachao Lopez, Celia Cruz and Chucho Valdés.
“Chico Alvarez is a time-traveler. His voice rises as if from old wax records. His diction and intonation have the sweet quality of old Cuban soneros. On the other hand, the band is slammin' very much in the here and now.”
- Luis Moreno, Yahoo Latin Jazz E-Group
CHICO ALVAREZ, vocals and percussion
DINAH VERO, piano
ANDREA BRACHFELD, flute and vocals
JORGE BRINGAS, bass and vocals
MANUEL ALEJANDRO, vocals and percussion
DIEGO LOPEZ, drums and percussion
Live @ the Flat 5
10 Throckmorton Avenue
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Tel: (732) 440-4161
Flat 5 Records & Entertainment Inc, New Jersey’s premiere Indie Record Label, Artist Development Studio and Performing /Cultural Arts Center, is a NJ nonprofit organization, which is located in Eatontown, NJ. Our “Live @ the Flat 5” series, featuring weekly performances, showcases seasoned and emerging Jazz, Blues, R&B, Hiphop, Latin, Spoken Word and Stand-Up Comedy Artists.
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