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Music Auditions: VibraSON - Latin - California, USA | Music Discovery XO


06-06-2020 18:55 GMT

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Latin Music Band
California, USA


Classic Salsa, Mambo, and Boogaloo meet Contemporary Latin. The cool sound of vibraphone electrifies dancers and captures the Latin music from the smoky clubs in the Boogaloo era with a modern twist. A favorite of mambo/salsa dancers everywhere. VibraSÓN's music respects and honors the old -classic salsa from the Boogaloo era of the 1960s- while adding a contemporary feel to the sound, with dancers in mind. The vibraphone-centric format echoes the sounds of an era of Latin Music where big bands gave way to smaller and hipper club-sized ensembles. The smoothness of the vibraphone embraces the intimacy of a compact group that connects with its surroundings in clubs with dancers practically on top of the stage. Swing is king in these settings, and VibraSÓN glorifies the tightness of a band made up of percussion instruments, adding the vocal character of modern songs. The band was founded by Jake Jacobs, a Salsa dancer/instructor for over 20 years in the Bay Area, whose father was a pianist, and uncle played xylophone/vibes. Veteran musicians, Marco Diaz on piano, Saul Sierra on bass, along with experienced percussionists Carlos Caro and Julio Perez bring a crew of players long seasoned in diverse styles of Latin music. Vibraphonist Charlie Barreda was heavily influenced by Cal Tjader, a Bay Area legend and role model for many generations of Latin players. Multi-percussionist, Christian Pepin, from a legendary musical family in New York, gives a contemporary sound to the rhythm section. Finally, Luis Morales, with a rich past singing salsa, R&B, and alternative rock rounds out the group. VibraSÓN brings traditional sounds of Latin Music together with modern rhythms, soulful vocals, and adventurous solos.

Career Goals | Objectives:

All of the above! We have a lot of talent in the band and would like more recognition, wider audience, more/better shows, sell recordings, bookings

Music Education | Training | Qualifications:

Minor in music, Univ of Illinois, Music Production at Univ. of Illinois - technician in Electronic Music Lab, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley

Musical Instruments | Studio Equipment:

QSC Digital Mixer, Antelope I/F, iMac, Warm Audio Mic, miscellaneous

Influences | Sounds Like:

Joe Cuba, New Swing Sextet, Cal Tjader, Son Boriqua, Carabali




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