Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta Leeds gig 5 FebruaryDecember 26th, 2009

Sue and Eddy Zervigon in New York

Sue and Eddy Zervigon in New York

Rumberos Presents
A Tribute To Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta!

Friday 5th February 2010 @ The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

09.30am until 02.30am – £8/£6 NUS

Featuring the Rumberos Allstars live onstage!
Salsa dance class with Miss Nicky LG (The Salsaholics)
DJs Lubi, Fabio Bahia & Silvao aka La Combinacion Perfecta DJs!

Launching in 2010 with our new 1st Friday of the month slot, we are back at The Wardrobe in Leeds with a special one-off live tribute to the greatest salsa pianist of all time, Eddie Palmieri, and his cracking 1960s band La Perfecta!

From 1962 to 1968, Eddie and La Perfecta changed the face of Latin music with their 2 trombone and flute front line backed by just congas and timbales, piano and double bass! They kicked as much ass as the 16 piece mambo orchestras of the time with half the musicians!

We have put together a special allstar UK band to perform a one-off concert of some classic Eddie Palmieri/La Perfecta songs live which include Muneca, Tu Tu Tu, Que Humanidad, Vamanos Pa’l Monte, Ay Que Rico, Bilongo (Eddie’s 1971 version), Melao Para El Sapo, No Critiques, Picadillo (Eddie & Cal Tjader’s 1966 version), Lazaro y su Microfono, Como Me Gusta El Son, Estamos Chao, Bamboleate, Cuidate Compay and many more cracking numbers….

The band is:
Jonny Enright – trombone/coro (Grupo X)

Jimmy Le Mesurier – timbales/coro (La Clave)

Mark Donlon – piano (ex-Roberto Pla Orchestra)

Sue Miller – flute/coro (Charange Del Norte)

Sam Bell – congas/coro (Conjunto Salsonito/Haggis Horns)

Matt Owens – Ampeg baby bass (Descarga)

Simon Pugsley – 2nd trombone/coro (Casa Latina Allstars)

Gilberto “Kiki”  Sire – lead vocals ( Cubania/Conjunto Salsonito)

….plus more guests still to be confirmed………

Many of the above have regularly backed the best US and Puerto Rican salsa and Latin musicians and singers including Tito Allen, Joe Bataan, Jimmy Bosch, Frankie Morales, Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers, Dave Valentin, Adalberto Santiago, Azuquita to name a few!

Sue Miller is the premier charanga flautist in the UK having studied in Cuba with Richard Egues (Orquesta Aragon), and in New York with Eddie Zervigon (Orquesta Broadway), as well as leading the UK’s ONLY charanga orchestra Charanga Del Norte now for over 10 years!

Gilberto “Kiki” Sire is the top Cuban sonero based in the North of England, originally from Matanzas, Cuba.

This is a one-off tribute to Eddie Palmieri by the UK’s finest salsa/latin jazz musicians with the correct La Perfecta intrumental line-up. If you love Eddie Palmieri, La Perfecta, old school salsa and mambo, live Latin music…we recommend you attend this gig! It will blow…..

Friday 5th February 2010 – 9.30pm doors
6 St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH
£8/£6 NUS & Wardrobe members….
Class 9.30pm. Band onstage 11.15pm. DJs until late…..

Phone: 0113 383 8800 (The Wardrobe)
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