Sammy Figueroa Presents Sally’s Tomato: A Tribute to the music of Cal Tjader – A Benefit for Arts for Learning!
Thursday, 04/14/2016 – 06:30 pm –
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Join us for a night of drinks and dancing to the beautiful, tropical sounds of Grammy nominated percussionist Sammy Figueroa and his tribute to the original “cool” and swinging Latin Jazz of vibraphonist Cal Tjader!
‘Sally’s Tomato’ is named after a song Cal Tjader composed for the film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ Sammy is joined by vibes player Brian Potts, bassist Agustin Conti, pianist Arturito Mora, bonguero Charlie K. Santiago and musical director and salsa legend Chino NuÃ±ez on the timbales. The celestial sound of the vines and the swinging rhythms of Sammy, Chino and Charlie will bring you to your feet as the band plays tunes such as Soul Sauce, Cuban Fantasy, Mambo Terrifico, Nights in Tunisia and Afro-Blue. All drinks and food are included for this very special night to be held at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a unique performance and workspace in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District.
Proceeds from this show will benefit Arts for Learning (A4L), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts. A4L puts professional artists of all disciplines in afterschool, preschool, park and classroom settings to amplify learning using their talent. In the process, students are not only exposed to the arts, but are engaged in alternative ways of thinking and learning. By linking learning experiences with the real world through the arts, students can become self-motivated problem solvers and critical thinkers and foster a lifelong love of learning.
For more information, contact Carolina Candelaria at Carolina@A4LMiami.org, 305.576.1212, ext 1032.