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Description: "Brazilian, Carribean and Latin Jazz"

Ray Obiedo - guitar
Sandy Cressman - vocals
Phil Hawkins -drums/ steel pans
Alex Murzyn -flute & sax
Bob Karty - keys
David Belove - bass
Derek Rolando - percussion

Guitarist and composer, Ray Obiedo, formed Mistura Fina to explore his great love of Latin music.
Obiedo’s compositions for the group are drawn from his many musical influences --including contemporary jazz, funk, Caribbean, R&B, pop and Latin music. Mistura Fina works with a wonderfully rich array of textures and colors, melding together all of its musical elements for a delightfully distinctive Bay Area flavor. While there is the heavy influence of Brazilian & Afro Cuban rhythms, a traditional West Coast Latin Jazz sound is always at the core of this ensemble.

In his illustrious career, Ray has played and/or toured with Sheila E, Pete Escovedo, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Lou Rawls, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Julian Priester, Mark Soskin, Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley and Rose Ann Diamalanta.
Obiedo's solo compositions have also attracted acclaim, and saw interpretations from Sheila E., vocal group The Whispers, and percussionist Pete Escovedo. Parts of this work have appeared on film soundtracks, most notably Michael Caine's “A Shock To The System” and Richard Gere's “Internal Affairs”.
Ray has recorded a clutch of solo albums for Windham Hill Jazz Records and leads his other band, The Ray Obiedo Group.

Doors open 7:30
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 11:00pm-1:00am EST
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Eloise Cotton
Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013 5:33pm EDT
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