Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm

Maxwell's Presents:

 

The Raphael Cruz Quintet

CD Release Party!

Join us on Tuesday, October 14th at 8:30pm and 10:30pm for what is sure to be an evening to remember.  Raphael Cruz's music can best be described as smooth Afro-Cuban Jazz with blends of Brazilian music, powerful drums, beautiful melodies and extraordinary solos.  Raphael Cruz is a musician’s musician.  As one of the first-call percussionists on the New York music scene, he has played with literally hundreds of the great stars of Latin, Jazz, Pop, Rock and R&B music.  Originally from Santo Domingo, he has honed his skills with such greats as Paquito D'Rivera, Tata Guines, Herbie Mann, Claudio Roditi and George Benson, among others.  Raphael Cruz's CDs include: Hand Made, Bebop Timba (nominated for a 2005 Grammy in the Best Latin Jazz Album category) and his latest magical offering Time Travel.

 

The musicians are:

Raphael Cruz - Percussion & Vocals

Manuel Valera - Piano

Ariel De La Portilla - Bass

Danilo Aviles - Drums

Xavier Perez -Saxophone

 

Special Guests:

Chico  Alvarez - Vocal

David Oquendo - Vocal

Diego Lopez - Bata Drums

Diosvani Valladares - Bata Drums

 

A Hoboken, NJ mainstay since the early 1900s, Maxwell's is one of the area's recognized cultural institutions. In its original incarnation, Maxwell's was known as a daytime escape for employees of the nearby Maxwell House coffee plant-the pub's namesake. In 1978, Maxwell's reinvented itself as it began booking well-known and up-and-coming artists comparable to those appearing across the river at such renowned live music venues as CBGB. Today, Maxwell's remains known for its laidback, no-nonsense approach to food, drink and live music.

 

Maxwell's

1039 Washington Street

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Tel: (201) 653-1703

Parking on 15th St. and Park Ave.

 

Shows: 8:30pm & 10:30pm

Cover: $15.

 

For more info on Maxwell's go to: www.maxwellsnj.com or www.myspace.com/maxwellsnj

 

For more info on Raphael Cruz go to: www.raphaelcruz.net

 

To listen to and/or purchase Raphael Cruz’s Grammy nominated CD Bebop Timba go to: www.CDBaby.com

 

To listen to and/or purchase Raphael Cruz’s New CD Time Travel go to: www.CDBaby.com

 

Photo by: Leslie Barbaro

 

 

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