April 18, 2020
7:30 - 9:30 pm
$20 cash cover. Please call for reservations 425-643-3994 or click the links below to purchase tickets. Arrive early to ensure preferred seating. Refreshments are available for a small charge or BYOB (wine only).
CLAVE GRINGA is a Seattle-based Latin jazz ensemble showcasing the compositions of Ann Reynolds (Ann-ita). The music is Cuban-flavored, makes you want to move. Their concerts are varied, dynamic and engaging. The repertoire draws on traditional Cuban styles - from the European influenced danzón and chá to the Afro based rumba and 6/8 folkloric rhythms – with an infusion of jazz.
The band was formed in 2008 and has played in many clubs (Tula’s, North City Bistro, Royal Room) and festivals (Earshot, Edmonds Art Festival) and concert events (Jazz Vespers, Art of Jazz). Bandleader Ann Reynolds has traveled to Cuba many times to immerse herself in this music and present it in the states. The first CD, Para Cuba Con Amor (2014) was nominated for Best Recording 2014, and the second recording, Joy, was in Jim Wilke’s top 10 picks for 2019 and also nominated for Best Recording 2019 Earshot.
Personnel: Ann Reynolds, piano and vocals; Daniel Barry-trumpet; Steve Smith-Congas and bongo; Kelsey Mines-bass.
This 1915 gorgeous unique walnut Steinway Model O has been refinished in November 2014 with a perfect Steinway style finish, including recently restrung with all new strings, hammers, and keytops.