Friday 30th September 2022
£10.00 - £10.00
The club reserves the right to give away ticketed seats on Fridays and Saturdays in the event of the ticketholder arriving after 8pm. In this case, the ticket holder will still be granted entry subject to availability with no guarantee of seating.
Cuba and its amazing music. In the 1980s Arturo Sandoval and Irakere were the synonymous with sound of summer in the club. Ronnie Scott travelled to Havana many times and was a founder of the Havana Jazz Festival, which is still going strong. Viva Cuba is our celebration of Cuba, its culture and its music. For many years we have been running regular Friday nights upstairs and now we’re back with a sensational evening of music that cannot fail to propel you to dance floor…
19 August – HAVANA ALL STARS + DJ RICH
DUNIA CORREA vocals
LANDY DÍAZ trombone
FRANK PORTUONDO bass
WILL FRY congas
OSCAR MARTINEZ timbales
ELIANE CORREA keys
A timba/songo/modern son collective made up of the top names in the UK's Cuban music scene. The repertoire is a mix of a few of Cuban classics, some danceable Latin jazz plus contemporary timba.
26 August – JAVIER CAMILO + DJ ALFARO
KISHON KHAN acoustic piano
ALEJANDRO baby bass
LANDI DÍAS trombone
JAVIER CAMILO lead vocals/bongos
One of London’s most popular Cuban bands purveying irresistible dance rhythms and a night-long party vibe.
2 September – JESÚS CUTIÑO BAND + DJ GAVIN
ANGÉLICA LÓPEZ vocals
GUSTAVO ALCÁNTARA piano/backing vocals
RANDY LESTER congas
LUIS REYES timbales
JOSÉ ZALBA flute
JESÚS CUTIÑO bass/lead vocals.
Jesús Cutiño is a Cuban singer, songwriter and an accomplished performer of many guitar styles including Cuban, Latin jazz, flamenco, ska, reggae etc. He is recognised as one of the best tres players in Europe (the tres is the Cuban guitar that forms the mainstay of the Cuban 'son' sound).
9 September – HAVANA LATIN FUN + DJ JIM
RENE ÁLVAREZ piano/vocals
MANUEL ALEJANDRO bass/BVs
ROLANDO DOMINGUEZ trumpet/BVs
RANDY LESTER timbales
EMERIS SOLIS congas
Irresistible rhythms and soulful Cuban melodies conjured up by this popular band led by pianist Rene Álvarez.
16 September – SARABANDA + DJ JIM
JOSE CASCARET vocals
ALFONSO MONO DE JESUS guest vocals
SARA McGUINNESS piano
JIMMY MARTINEZ bass
BILL BLAND congas
TRISTAN BUTLER timbales
Expect passionate and exuberant arrangements of Cuban songs both classic and modern. The fabulous singer Jose Cesar, hailing from Santiago – the heartland of Cuban son, is much in demand for his fantastic vocal talents. Combine this with the blistering keyboards of Sara McGuinness and solid bass grooves from Jimmy Martinez supported by a steaming percussion section and you can’t go wrong.
23 September – SON YAMBU + DJ RICH
DUNIA CORREA vocals
JOSE VOLGA keys/BVs
JAVIER FIORAMONTI bass/BVs
RENE SAVIGNE congas/BVs
ALBERTO DANGER trumpet/BVs
TOBY HERSCHMANN timbales
Son Yambu are a UK based-band who play authentic Cuban son. Most of the band members hail from Cuba. Each has a lifetime’s worth of experience in playing son Cubano and are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre. Son Yambu bring their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin-music experience and their music is guaranteed to turn any event into a fiesta!
30 September – CAMINA BAND + DJ ALFARO
JOSE LUIS MARTELL congas, vocals
JOSE ALBERTO MUSIQUITO trumpet, vocals
ARIEL CUBRÍA bass
JOSE VOLGA piano
LUIS ALBERTO MUSIKITO trumpet
FELIX GONZALEZ timbales/vocals
Camina Band is an established Cuban Band playing a wide range of styles from traditional to Timba, and exploiting elements of urban music from Cuba and Latin America . Energy and Cuban flavour are guaranteed.
PLEASE NOTE LINE UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE.