Orchestra Zarabanda // Banda Vagos
Sat, Apr 7 at 9pm
Doors at 8:30pm
Tickets: $12 adv/ $15 dos
Both the savvy and the uninitiated get up and moving to this irresistible dance music! Echoing the classic Cuban conjunto format, Zarabanda plays deep-grooving salsa, straight from Old Havana, and spices it up with modern arranging sensibility. Equally at home in dance halls, festivals and concert halls, Orchestra Zarabanda is known for it's trademark sound of sultry melodies contrasted with syncopated and exacting rhythms. The band is comprised of latin rhythm section, trombones, flute and vocals. Influences include Felix Chappotín, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri and Los Van Van.
Orchestra Zarabanda are:
Elspeth Savani (co-bandleader, lead vocals, clarinet)
Tom Bergersen (congas)
Julio Jauregui (piano)
Greg Koehler (trombone)
Miguel A Munoz (vocals)
Jeff Norwood (bass)
Richard Warner (flute)
Alfredo Polier (vocals)
Steve Smith (co-bandleader, bongo, guiro)
Chris Stover (trombone)
Born from a father’s dream of bringing the music of his home in Tepic, Nayarit to Seattle, Banda Vagos was formed by the Amaral Bernal family in 2000, bringing together a dozen talented musicians of Mexican and American descent. Over a decade and a half, the group has become the heavyweight banda of the Northwest, in constant demand at the swankiest quinceañeras and the dirtiest rodeos. Backing up such renowned artists as Roberto Tapia and Jorge Luis Cabrera on their tours from Mexico, Banda Vagos brings extraordinary musicianship together with sheer brassy, percussive muscle.
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.