$5 Cover @ the Door / Start 10:45pm / Doors 10pm
MIXCLA is a play on words and a play on sounds hailed from the mountains of Chile, to the traditions of Japan and driven by the fires of Cuba, to achieve a truly unique Latin Jazz experience. MIXCLA is lead by composer/pianist and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion. All members of this sonic masterpiece are graduates of Berklee College of Music, and have represented the school internationally in various events, such as the Montreal Jazz Fest 2015, and the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival, in which they were highly acclaimed. This mixture of cultural spices makes the perfect recipe for any musical experience.
Our trio features a percussionist, instead of a drummer, who plays five different percussive instruments. Our bass player sings and plays while keeping time with a foot cowbell, and our pianist sings and scats in harmonies; all while paying homage, as a band, to music that is old and new and influenced by the rhythms of Africa Latina, specially, Cuba. Our debut album concert is a representation of citizens of the world, us, united with the purpose of bringing joy to others through music. Along with our distinguished guest artists, with this concert we expect to continue to be messengers of multiculturalism, friendship, joy and innovative art.