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Worldbeat /Latin Jazz Jam: Lidita, Suzana Abreu, Turiya Mareya, John Wade, Allan Cameron, David Harding

Sun. May 24th 2009 8 - 11 doors at 7 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages) 8 - 11 doors at 7
Presented by: Turiya Mareya
WorldBeat Jam Session and Women's Showcase
In May 2009 Hermann's Jazz Club will begin and ongoing Sunday night WorldBeat Jam Session hosted by Latin Jazz Pianist Turiya Mareya. In May the first hour of every Sunday will be a Womens Jazz Showcase featuring some of of Victoria's Women Jazz artists,including vocalists and instrumentalists, performing in the WorldBeat and Latin Jazz genres.

Date: Every Sunday night beginning May 3rd 2009
Place: Hermann's Night Club 753 View Street Victoria, British Columbia
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Cost $10 (Jam Session Participants Free)

This provides an opportunity for the Youth and world music communities of Victoria to have an opportunity to experience playing with a Latin band as well as experimenting with African and world music influences. Jazz has been influenced greatly by the cultures of Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean all reflecting the African diaspora. Jazz has been one of the major sources of global unity and there is a continuous exciting fusion of world cultures keeping the music alive and constantly growing

May 24th LIDA
The sounds and styles of music that influence this up coming artist originate from the very day she was born. Lida (or Lidita, as her friends and family call her) was born in the port city of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz Mexico on August 25, 1971. As daughter to an accomplished family of musicians and at a very early age she was exposed to the likes of Santana and Deodato to Chicago and The Beattles. At 13 Lida began studying classical piano at the conservatory of music in Xalapa, Veracruz Mexico. It was during her formal studies there that she encountered other students with similar aspirations as her. It was with these very students that together they formed the powerhouse rock band known to all as Parametros. Their local popularity grew state wide and they soon found themselves touring as a headlining house band. During the band's peak they were offered contracts by, and spent an entire year touring the famous Hard Rock Cafe franchise of Mexico. May 23rd, 1992 was the date that Lida came to meet her true love while performing that night in Puerto Vallarta. Already dreaming of bigger and better things in her world, Lida soon after left the band in pursuit of happiness, living a new life in Canada. After years on hiatus from the music scene, she sat down in front of the ivory keys once again and began the long journey of composing and producing her first album, entitled: Boulevard Del Amor. With an eclectic vision , Lida has created a sound that takes you away from the moment you press play to a new world of funked out house and latin jazz. Tap your feet or shake your rump - it's your choice - her infectious groove sweeps you up and yes, it will make you want to move.

May 24th Susana Abreu
Susana Abreu singing career began in Caracas, Venezuela, at the age of 13. It was at this age that she started singing with Latin band: Son Tropical. From there on, she began singing everything from folk music to rock and roll while writing her own music and learning to play drums,congas and guitar.By the time she was 15, Susana was playing 4 nights a week at local nightclubs while going to high school during the day. At the age of 22, she had one of the hottest acts in the Caracas nightlife, where people lined up around the block to watch her perform her unique mix of Latin and Anglo pop/rock. She also did back up vocals for famous Latin singers like Venezuelan artists Frank Quintero and Kiara, and Puerto Rican singer Johnny Rivera. She also opened a concert for the amazing well
known Venezuelan band: Guaco. In 1998 Susan immigrated to Canada. There she played in and around Vancouver while getting her degree in Psychology from UBC. In December 2004, she releases her debut album: LATIN ROOTS, a collection of her own lyrics and music. Susana has continued to pursue her passion in music. Here in Canada, Susana has had the opportunity to share the stage with legend virtuoso trumpet Arturo Sandoval. She has also performed with Juno Award winner Adonis Puente and several well accomplished musicians like Andre Carrasquero, Jose Sanchez, GilbertoMoraux, Karen Graves and many more. Currently, Susana is working on her second solo CD:Eclipse.

Turiya Mareya "Mareya" (Latin Jazz, Funky, Afrocuban)

Turiya began studying Jazz at 15 years of age. She was Originally mentored by San Diego Jazz legend Daniel Jackson, Mareya followed his example by becoming proficient on both piano and reeds and focusing on playing her original compositions. She continued her work in New York, studying at the Creative School of Music. Later she toured Mexico with t... more info

Allan Cameron (Funky/Jazzy Latin Groooves)

All styles funky and jazzy latin grooves fun studied at St.F.X.U., V.I.U. and in Havana Cuba more info
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