Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness Benefit
Booker T. Jones
MALO - Celebrating 40 Years of Music
La Mission Band
Hot Pink Feathers
Plus Special Guests Mingo Lewis, Raul Rekow, Dr. Loco and more!
With a Tribute to Bobby Espinosa and Rudy Regalado of El Chicano
Tickets on the floor will be sold by tables of 10, 6 and 4 only
Prices range from $150/seat to $85/seat
General Admission tickets (back 2nd tier): $75
Limited amount and Limited seating
Call the LRI offices (415-285-7719) to book your table or ticket ASAP.
This event has a history of selling out fast!
BOOKER T. JONES
Hammond B3 alchemist Booker T Jones is one America's most prolific, distinguished and instantly recognizable musical forces, and the arrival of his new Anti- album, Potato Hole, only re-affirms his greatness. A legendary performer, producer and songwriter, Booker T. is perhaps best known for the million-selling instrumental, "Green Onions," recorded by Booker T. and the MGs. Long ago inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Booker T. Jones was named as a 2007 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award recipient for his work with the seminal instrumental group. His career highlights also include recording with everyone from Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Wilson Pickett to Bob Dylan, Boz Scaggs and Barbra Streisand. He produced Willie Nelson's multi-platinum Stardust album and Bill Withers 'Ain't No Sunshine, as well as co-writing the classic hit "Born Under a Bad Sign." He's also performed live with Neil Young, Eric Clapton and George Harrison to name only a few.
MALO - Celebrating 40 Years of Music
Legendary Latin Rock band Malo is one of the most successful and enduring bands in the world. Their 1972 hit single, "Suavecito" is the ultimate Hispanic love song, and four decades later, still one of the most played tracks on classic radio. Malo's line-up has been a virtual who's who of Latin Rock all-stars, including trumpeteer Luis Gasca, percussionists Pete & Coke Escovedo, Francisco Aguabella, and Victor Pantoja, keyboardist Richard Comode, musicians Tom Poole, Raul Rekow, and Pablo Tellez, as well as lead vocalist Richard Bean (of Sapo fame). Emilio & Gloria Estevan credit Malo with helping them to create their very own Miami Sound Machine. Malo has toured the world, playing with such rock greats as The Rolling Stones, WAR, Tierra, El Chicano, and Queen, and still continue to tour extensively, forty years after their debut.
"Founding member Arcelio Garcia, who has stuck through "the thick and thin" of the music business, still enjoys, and is thankful for, his ability to play for several generations of fans, people who keep bringing their grandchildren to Malo shows."
~ Leslie Katz, SF Examiner
TIERRA’s invigorating blend of R & B, Latin and Pop is the precursor to many Hispanic artists. They have performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, The American Music Awards, The Greek Theatre, American Bandstand, The Rose Bowl and concert venues worldwide. TIERRA, named “Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Group” by Billboard Cashbox, Record World, and BRE (Black Radio Exclusive), is the first Hispanic act to have four songs on the national pop charts, and two songs simultaneously in the top 100. They have shared the stage with some of the biggest stars of the musical world, including Michael Jackson, James Brown, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, John Cougar Mellencamp, Lionel Richie, Linda Ronstadt, and many more. Tierra also worked with some of the greatest artists of the Salsa music world such as Eddie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaria, Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, just to name a few.
One of the best and most successful bands to emerge from the fertile grounds of East Los Angeles was El Chicano. With the cultural awakening of the Mexican-American and the new Chicano conciousness on the rise and in full swing, El Chicano became a leader in the movement. El Chicano, who went on to record seven albums and to chart top hits such as "Viva Tirado", "Tell Here She's Lovely", "Oye Cayuco" and "Sabor A Mi", among many others, reunite after many years.
LA MISSION BAND featuring GREG LANDAU
Led by Grammy-nominated producer Greg Landau, La Mission Band features Orlando Toriente, Wayne Wallace, Camilo Landau, Miguel Maritnez, Gryan Dyer, Michele Jacques, Ayla Davila, Javier Navarette, Mary Wehner and many more with special guests to be announced. Greg Landau is an award-winning music/video producer, educator and music historian with a doctorate from UC San Diego's prestigious School of Communication. Over the last 20 years he has produced three Grammy nominated CD's and among the over 50 CDs, numerous film sound tracks and videos. His musical productions have been featured in films and television including the 2009 Benjamin and Peter Bratt film, "La Mission", which tells the story of growing up in San Francisco’s Mission District. Greg will be performing music from the film with his band at Bimbo’s tonight.
HOT PINK FEATHERS
Where Carnaval meets Cabaret: Hot Pink Feathers performs World Cabaret Showgirl dance. Recently voted BEST DANCE COMPANY in the SF Bay Guardian "Best of the Bay" polls, the Feathers are committed to Delighting the World, One Showgirl at a Time. Led by the Queen of Carnaval SF 2008, Kellita, the Feathers embody full tilt joy and passion in a professional dance revue package. A Feathers show is guaranteed to bring smiles to each and every face in the house. These San Francisco-based dancing darlings are spreading the glitter gospel across the globe with their exuberant extravaganzas. www.hotpinkfeathers.com
The Alex Speaks Foundation's goal is to help support children struggling with an autism disorder by contributing to autistic programs at local schools. The Alex Speaks Foundation was formed to partner with the Voices of Latin Rock event to raise funds for those programs.
This show benefits schools in California dealing with Autism on a daily basis. This disorder has increased recently to 1 in 150 births, up 1 in 166 just a few years ago. When questioned about special needs children in the most recent presidential debates, both candidates mentioned the need for increased funding for research for Autism, specifically as it approaches epidemic numbers. With the Bay Area's support of this event, we can continue our support of both schools and research for Autism. Learn more about the Alex Speaks Foundation at
ARMANDO PERAZA AWARD
This will be the second year for the Armando Peraza Award. This award, named after the legendary and world-renowned percussionist, is for service to both the Hispanic and music communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. This year's awards go to Don Wehr for his work with Music City, Greg Landau for film score, Chuy Varela for media, Roberto Hernandez for community relations, Alex Rodriguez for his sponsoring work, and Tyrone Diaz for graphics. They have displayed a great affection and service to both of these communities as well as to the Voices of Latin Rock Autism Awareness campaign, and we wish to applaud them with the presentation of this award.
Learn more about the Armando Peraza Award at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McslsH4mSrQ
Dr. Bernardo D. Gonzalez III
2720 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
415 285 7719
Added by Hope Insite on December 14, 2010