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Saturday Night Jazz - Cuban Jazz

  • Fedora at Au Lac LA 710 West 1st Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

APRIL 30th (International Jazz Day)

We have "CUBAN JAZZ" with Calixto Oviedo

a Latin Grammy nominated artist (La Rumba del Siglo, 2000) who has had the opportunity to play with numerous internationally known artists such as Paquito D'Rivera,

Arturo Sandoval, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdés,

Danilo Pérez, David Sanchez, Luis Conte, Ray Barreto,

Giovanni Hidalgo, Alfredo Rodriguez, Dave Valentin,

Juan Pablo Torres, Orlando "Maraca" Valle and Tony Martínez as well as the celebrated Cuban percussionists Tata Güines,

José Luis "Changuito" Quintana, and Miguel "Angá" Diaz in a very successful career that spans over 40 years.


Artie Webb Flaute
Hugo Vera Solari Bass
Jonathan Montes Piano
Singer Lily Hernandez
Calixto Oviedo Drums


At the the ripe age of eight, he entered the primary music school of Caturla in Havana, and appeared with several famous Cuban musicians, among them the piano master Rubén Gonzalez.

After graduating from the National High School of the Arts, he played with many different bands, such as the Radio & Television Orchestra, Grupo Achére. Later, he joined the band of the Cuban bolero singer Pacho Alonso. In the early 80’s, he became the very first drummer in the band of Arturo Sandoval, after he left Irakere. In the mid-90's, he relocated to Sweden, being the drummer of

the Afro-Cuban All Stars band.

Calixto moved from Stockholm to Lakewood, Colorado, in 2013, and since then, has been performing and teaching clinics at major United States Universities.  Through the years, he has been privileged to play in many of the most illustrious festivals around the world such as: La Feria de Cali (Colombia); Montreaux Jazz Festival (Canada); Paleo Rock Festival (Switzerland); Carnaval in Panamá (Panama); Nice jazz Festival (France); A Sulle Festival (Italy); Roskilde Festival (Denmark); Festival de Salsa de Madrid (Spain); North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands); Antillansefeesten (Belgium); Gottingen Jazz Festival (Germany); Festival de Salsa en Barcelona (Spain); Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy); Couleur Café (Belgium); Festival di San Remo (Italy); Riga Ritmi Festival (Latvia); Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark); Nordischerklang (Germany); Red Sea Jazz Festiva (Israel); Imatra Big Band Festival (Finland); Umeå Jazz Festival (Sweden); Oslo World Music (Norway); Salsa Festival de Madrid (Spain); Feria del Pacífico(Peru); Frutas Tropicales (Finland); Molde Jazz Festival (Norway); Udine jazz (Italy); Montreal Jazz Festival(Canada); Portland Jazz Festival (USA) and The Sun Festival (Singapore).

In 2014, Calixto became a member of the music faculty at the California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA) as a percussion professor.

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