We are excited to announce the dates of award winning Argentine vocalist, songwriter and producer Sofia Rei’s first ever West Coast tour. She will be performing a series of concerts with her trio with JCMaillard (guitar and saz bass) and Franco Pinna (drums and percussion), including the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, the Museum of Making Music in SD, Yoshi’s SF and the youbloomLA conference. Please find all details below.

Sofia Rei is considered one of the most passionate, and inventive musicians on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco and electronic sounds. She has collaborated with artists such as John Zorn (currently with Mycale and the Song Project), Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, the Klezmatics, Myra Melford, Pedrito Martinez, Lionel Loueke, Guillermo Klein and Geoffrey Keezer (with whom she has earned a Grammy Nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album of 2009). Her latest album, De Tierra y Oro (“Of Earth and Gold”) has received two independent Music Awards in the World Beat category for Best Album and Best Song in 2013 and has been featured on CNN, NPR’s Tiny Desk, WNYC’s Soundcheck, The New York Times and many more. She continues to set herself apart with a bold new vision in the global music scene.

WHEN: Saturday, November 8th
WHERE: Musical Instrument Museum
4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ
TIME: 7:30 PM

WHEN: Sunday, November 9th
WHERE: House concert in Burbank, CA
RSVP required to craigshyman@gmail.com
TIME: 4:00 PM

WHEN: Monday, November 10th
WHERE: Clinic at Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA
TIME: 12:30 PM

WHEN: Thursday, November 13th
WHERE: Los Angeles College of Music (LACM)
300 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
TIME: 8:00 PM

WHEN: Friday, November 14th
WHERE: La Cuevita (youbloomLA showcase)
5922 N. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA
TIME: 8:30 PM

WHEN: Saturday, November 15th
Sofia on youbloomLA panel: Reinventing Live – performing in the 21st Century
WHERE: The Highland Park Ebell Club
131 S Ave 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042
TIME: Panel 10:30-11:30 AM

WHEN: Saturday, November 15th
WHERE: Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA
TIME: 7:00 PM

WHEN: Sunday, November 16th
WHERE: Yoshi’s SF
1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA
TIME: 7:00 PM

SOFIA REI TRIO:
Sofia Rei – vocals, charango
JC Maillard – guitar, saz bass
Franco Pinna – drums, percussion

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Check out Sofia Rei’s Website.
Check out some recordings from Sofia Rei:

Sube Azul


De Tierra y Oro


Ojalá

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