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Ann Reynolds and Clave Gringa
February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CLAVE GRINGA is a Seattle-based Latin jazz ensemble showcasing the compositions of Ann Reynolds (Ann-ita). The music is Cuban-flavored, makes you want to move. Their concerts are varied, dynamic and engaging. The repertoire draws on traditional Cuban styles – from the European influenced danzón and chá to the Afro based rumba and 6/8 folkloric rhythms – with an infusion of jazz.
The band was formed in 2008 and has played in many clubs (Tula’s, North City Bistro, Royal Room) and festivals (Earshot, Edmonds Art Festival) and concert events (Jazz Vespers, Art of Jazz). Bandleader Ann Reynolds has traveled to Cuba many times to immerse herself in this music and present it in the states. The first CD, Para Cuba Con Amor (2014) was nominated for Earshot’s Best Recording 2014, and the second recording, Joy, was in Jim Wilke’s top 10 picks for 2019.
Personnel: Ann Reynolds, piano and vocals; Willie Garza-Congas; Alex Dyring-bass.