Afro-Cuban New Year's Eve Dance Party with Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and Louie Romero Y Su Grupo Mazacote

Dance Floor Open!

Afro-Cuban New Year's Eve Dance Party with Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and Louie Romero Y Su Grupo Mazacote

MC: Jesse "Chuy" Varela from KCSM FM 91

Tuesday, December 31st

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$80 ADV / $85 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
With Maqueque, Jane Bunnett has created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. In the last year, they have played in major jazz festivals like Newport and Monterey, been featured on NPR’s program Jazz Night in America, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their newest release, Oddara, and, most recently, were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll.
Raices
Contemporary (Latino) American Music
Curated by John Santos


A concert series of diverse Latino (American) music representing hemispheric creativity in a wide range of formats interpreted by several of the most dynamic interpreters in the field. The term America in its true sense refers to North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean islands. Accordingly, Latin American music defies brief descriptions. Folk syles and rhythms in traditional and evolutionary settings, dance music and jazz play seminal roles in this series.

View upcoming shows in the Raices series.
MC: Jesse "Chuy" Varela from KCSM FM 91
MC: Jesse "Chuy" Varela from KCSM FM 91
Tonight's event will be hosted by Jesse "Chuy" Varela!

For KCSM 91.1 FM's Music Director Jesse "Chuy" Varela, music roots have run deep.

From an early age, Chuy was fascinated by music, playing the guitar in Mexican bands and in the army. He attended Cal State Hayward where he majored in music. But after realizing that music would probably not be a lucrative career, he switched to mass communications where he studied print, TV and radio. He worked at the college's cafeteria radio station with KCSM's Clifford Brown Jr. and Keith Hines.

Hear Jesse 'Chuy' Varela on Latin Jazz, Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm, and on Jazz in the Afternoon, Monday through Wednesdays from 2pm to 6pm.