Edgar Pantoja-Aleman

Oakland, CA

Many thanks to the photographers:

Tom Erlich

Martin Cohen

Danielle Moir

Lianetta Perello

Vic Brown

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Piano Solo at Bellota, SF - Every Monday from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

I will be performing piano solo every Monday at Bellota, a Spanish restaurant/bar in SoMa from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. My repertoire about Cuban music will be very diverse, including genres as the Habanera, Cuban Dance and Contredanse, Zapateo, Changüi, Danzon, Descargas, Son, Timba, and more. I will also perform jazz and Brazilian standards. This kind of performing has been one of my dreams, and I look forward to sharing with you.

Peace & Love

Trio Mulatos at Bellota, SF - Every Thursday from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Trio Mulatos is a band that performs folkloric, traditional and modern Cuban music from the late 19th century to the present. The fusion of the European and African cultures in the island of Cuba gave rise to a uniquely rich musical history. It was also the beginning of our identity as Cubans and our skin color ”Mulatos”. Our repertoire is a journey through rhythms like habanera, contradanza, danza, danzon, changüi, cha cha cha, and rumba; playing music from great Cuban composers like Saumell, Cervantes, and Lecuona. 

       -On percussion and lead vocal we have the great Jesus Diaz from Havana, Cuba. Jesus is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, educator, and vocalist. He has worked with such artists as Stevie Wonder, The Dave Mathews Band (DMB), Carlos Santana, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Coleman, José Luis Quintana "Changuito", Giovanni Hidalgo, and Omar Sosa, among others.  

       -On bass and vocal from Camagüey, Cuba, we have the talented Yadier Noa. He has performed with famous Cuban bands like Boby Carcasef, Orlando Valle (Maraca), Paulo FG y su Elite, Yasek Manzano, among others.

       -On piano, vocal, and band leader Edgar Pantoja. Born in Santiago de Cuba, Edgar has spent over 20 years performing modern and traditional Cuban music on the world’s most important stages. He has toured and collaborated with influential musicians including Rubén Blades, David Murray, and Angelique Kidjo. More recently he was a member of the Grammy-nominated Pedrito Martinez Group that performed throughout the world at venues such as the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall.

We hope you all enjoy listening and dancing to Cuban music from Trio Mulatos every Thursday at Bellota, SF

 

Peace & Love

Dec 07, 2019

Performing with a Cuban Music Trio at Bellota, SF - 12/07/19 from 7 to 10 pm

Performing Cuban music at Bellota, SF with Jesus Diaz (percussion & lead vocal) , David Lechuga (bass) and yours truly on piano.

Oct 19, 2019

Trio Mulatos at Palenke Arts

Mulato is defined as a mixed-race person born of white and black parents; but if we go deeper into this meaning mulato reflects the fusion of two cultures, the Spanish and African cultures. In Cuba this fusion gave rise to a uniquely rich musical history. That’s why we identify as and chose”Mulatos” as the name of our Cuban music trio. Our repertoire is a journey through rhythms like habanera, contradanza, danzon, changüi, cha cha cha, rumba......playing music from great Cuban composers like Saumell, Cervantes, Lecuona. On percussion we have the privilege to perform the great Jesus Diaz from Havana. On bass directly from Camaguey we have the talented Yadier Noa. On piano Edgar Pantoja, from Santiago de Cuba. We hope you all enjoy listening and dancing to Cuban music from trio Mulatos.

Apr 30, 2018

7:00 pm

with La Bomba de Tiempo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

I will be performing at La Bomba de Tiempo. It is a percussion ensamble that practices improvisation with signs. Every show is unique and unrepeatable because its music is generated live on stage trough the dialogue between musicians and director, who leads the improvisation using a code of more than 70 signs made with the hands.

May 07, 2018

7PM

Edgar Pantoja - Clinica de Piano @ Buenos Aires, Argentina

Piano clinic in Argentina - Oliverio Girondo Espacio Cultural (Vera 574 - CABA) a las 19hrs

May 19, 2018

7:00 pm

with Moderna Tradicion at Trader Vic's

Traditional Cuban music with Moderna Tradición Orchestra

May 27, 2018

3PM

With Jesus Diaz y su QBA @ Carnaval San Francisco

40th annual Carnaval San Francisco the largest multi–cultural celebration on the West Coast, located in SF Mission District. Jesus Diaz y su QBA will be playing at 17th St & Harrison St Stage

May 27, 2018

9PM

With Jesus Diaz y su QBA @ Elbo Room SF

Jun 14, 2018

8PM

Edgar Pantoja & the Afro-Cuban Tribe @ Freight & Salvage

Pianist Edgar Pantoja presents Afro-Cuban jazz and world music from his first album Vivencias. He is joined by the accomplished musicians Colin Douglas (New York City) on drums, David Lechuga-Espadas (San Jose) on guitar, Ernesto Mazar Kindelán (Santiago de Cuba) on acoustic and electric bass, Carlitos Medrano (Havana) on percussion.

 

Nov 17, 2018

The Afro-Cuban Tribe @ The California Jazz Conservatory

Quintet featuring Colin Douglas (drums), David Lechuga-Espadas (guitar), Ernesto Mazar Kindelán (bass), Carlitos Medrano (percussion), and Edgar Pantoja (piano)

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