ilatin jazz mini festWe’ve got 5 pairs of tickets to the iLatin Jazz Mini-Fest, a two night event that will take place on Tuesday August 26th and Wednesday August 27th at Catalina’s Jazz Club in Los Angeles. There’s nothing like live Latin Jazz, so we want to give you an opportunity to experience the music for free!

The iLatin Jazz Mini-Fest will feature performances from some amazing musicians from Southern California and beyond. On Tuesday night, pianist Oscar Hernández, leader of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, will be bringing his latin jazz quintet Alma Libre to the festival. Featuring Christian Moraga on congas, Walter Rodriguez on drum set, Justo Almario on sax and Eddie Resto on bass, Alma Libre brings years of experience and musical insight to some high intensity Latin Jazz. On Wednesday night, Puente del Mundo will be playing a set, delivering their unique brand of jazz and traditional music from Panama. Following Puente de Mundo, pianist Elio Villafranca will be taking the stage, playing music from his outstanding albums, including the 2014 release Caribbean Tinge. It’s going to be two amazing nights of music that you’re not going to want to miss.

So are you ready to win some tickets? Simply like the LJC Facebook Page and visit it everyday from Tuesday August 19th through Saturday August 23rd. I’ll be posting some trivia questions on the LJC Facebook Page everyday – nothing too intense, just some fun facts to get us excited about the music. Put your answer in the comments – the first person to respond with the correct answer will win two tickets to the concert! Make sure that you’re in proximity to the concert – if you’re too far to attend the show, feel free to partake in the fun, just let me know in your comment that you won’t be able to make it. Winners will be announced on the LJC Facebook Page and then you’ll be put on the guest list for the show – it’s that easy!

If you’re still looking for a reason to check out the contest – how about two of them? I’ve included some music from both Oscar Hernández with Alma Libre and Elio Villafranca below to get you in the mood. Give these a listen – they’ll certainly get you in the mood for some live music!

Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre

Elio Villafranca

So don’t forget – if you haven’t, LIKE the LJC Facebook Page and check back Tuesday August 19th through Saturday August 23rd for the trivia questions. If you’re the first to answer the trivia question in the comment, you’ll be on your way to check out the iLatin Jazz Mini Fest!

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Check out Oscar Hernández’s Website
Check out Elio Villafranca’s Website
Check out some recordings from Oscar Hernández & Elio Villafranca:

Viva la Tradición Spanish Harlem Orchestra


Alternate Roots Seis del Solar


Caribbean Tinge: Live from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators


The Source In Between, Elio Villafranca Quartet

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