Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 6-8:30pm will continue our music series held at El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company Prepared Food Annex (The Annex) 10387 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito – “The Annex Sessions”
Ruben Blanco Hurtado Trio
Ruben Blanco Hurtado ~ piano & flute
Carlitos Medrano ~ percussion
Steve Senft-Herrera ~ bass
Guest Musician: Sandra Poindextor ~ violin
Cuban Music including Cuban Classics, Cha Cha Chas, Boleros & Latin Jazz
Ruben Blanco Hurtado, in the early 90s worked in house bands in San Jose California playing what was called tropical music. Beginning in the 2000s, he worked
with Fito Reynoso for a number of years playing Cuban music. Then he joined Tito Gonzales y Su Son playing more traditional Cuban dance music. Also around this time he started his own project playing Cuban classics, dance songs , cha cha chas , boleros, and some Latin jazz.
The Natural Grocery Company is proud to present this series in partnership with SunJams and Javier Navarrette Music.
SunJams is committed to funding children’s music education in underserved public elementary schools. Your donation will help support this ongoing program.
All of the proceeds will go directly to our network of local musicians, each of whom have been severely impacted by the lack of events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether you donate $10, $100, or $1000 – any amount helps and will allow us to keep bringing music to our community! As always, your donation to SunJams 501(c)3 may qualify as tax exempt.
Javier Navarrette Music continues to bring live music to several venues around the Bay Area. Javier has been a professional musician and music educator in the Oakland Unified School District for the past 20 years. Over the past few years Navarrette has produced outdoors events that have proven instrumental in enabling musicians to deal with some of the fallout of the pandemic and shutdown that followed.
COVID RELATED SAFETY MEASURES
Please be safe. Feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.
Tickets are NOT required for this venue, you can simply come in, order food and beverages at the Annex counter and pay at the registers.