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Salem Jazz and Soul Festival kicks off monthly concert series with Latimbop
The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival will begin its 2014 SJSF/Berklee Summer Series in Derby Square, Salem, on Saturday, May 10, with a concert featuring Latimbop, a band made up of current Berklee College of Music students and recent graduates.
The Lobster Shanty restaurant will sponsor the performance.
Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban dance group led by talented young Cuban pianist, Issac Delgado Jr., (son of famous Cuban musician Issac Delgado) and Colombian bassist Esther Rojas. Latimbop is made up of Berklee students with lots of experience in various genres of Latin American and Cuban music. Its roots come from timba mixed with jazz, funk, and Latin music.
Three more SJSF/Berklee Summer Series concerts will take place this year: Bobby Wesley on June 14; The Frotations on July 12; and Sarah McKenzie on Aug. 9.
The eighth-annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival will follow during the weekend of Aug. 16-17, featuring 10 bands, a kids’ tent, music-education tent, artisan fair and 21-plus beer pavilion. The two-day concert is free.
The festival is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that produces free concerts and raises money for music education causes on the North Shore.
Check http://www.salemjazzsoul.org for more information. Photos provided upon request...