Afro Bop Alliance w/Dave Samuels at the Ram's Head Tavern Sat., Jan.15th Shows at 6:30 & 9:30 PM


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January 11, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Press Contact: JIM EIGO, [email protected]

Afro Bop Alliance at the Ram's Head Tavern Saturday, January 15, 2005. Shows at 6:30 & 9:30 PM

Where: Ram's Head Tavern 33West St. Annapolis, Maryland When: Saturday, January 15, 2005. Shows at 6:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations 410 268-4545 or www.cubop.com

Guest Artist: Dave Samuels, Vibraphonist, Leader of the Grammy Award Winning Latin Jazz Ensemble, The Caribbean Jazz Project.

Afro Bop Alliance is a Latin Jazz Septet based in Annapolis Maryland, performing extensively throughout the Washinton DC-Baltimore area and Mid-Atlantic region. ABA is led by drummer Joe McCarthy and features Felix Contreras-congas/percussion, Harry Appelman-piano, James Fowler-bass, Luis Hernandez-saxophone, Tim Stanley-trumpet, Dan Drew-trombone. The band has been showcased at the JFKennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Smithsonian's Jazz Cafe, The WC Handy Jazz Festival, Georgetown University, and is back at the Ram's Head Tavern after sold out performances last year with Vibraphonist Dave Samuels. Other guest artists featured with ABA include Arturo O'Farrill, Leader of the Lincoln Center Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Ray Vega and Michael Philip Mossman. The band's debut CD, Encarnacion, featuring Arturo O'Farrill and Ray Vega, has received national and international acclaim. “Afro Bop Alliance is a delightful Latin Jazz combo from Washington DC that swings with accomplished musicanship and seasoned passion on its debut CD, Encarnacion." Jesse Varela, Latin Beat Magazine, April 2004.


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