Called the "best Latin band north of the Bay Area,” the Latin Peppers always bring irresistible, high energy salsa and Latin dance music with an Afro-Cuban feel. The members have many years performing experience throughout the Northcoast, led by Jimmy Durchslag on trombone, who also does the arrangements. Jimmy has appeared with numerous Latin bands including local favorites Ponche and Kachimbo. He teaches the Latin ensemble at the annual Lark Music Camp in Mendocino. Orlando Morales plays timbales, congas and percussion. He has been a stalwart of the Latin scene in the SF Bay Area for many years. The group also includes Tim Randles of Ponche and RLA on piano, Andy Barnett, leader of the Garberville Town Band, on trumpet, Lee Phillips on bass, Jon Lewis on congas and Arnold Morales on bongo. The Latin Peppers repertoire ranges from John Coltrane to Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Buena Vista Social Club and Mongo Santamaria, all with compelling rhythms that showcase tight ensemble playing and soulful improvisation.
Tickets $15 general and $13 members and students. Available at Wildberries or online.