calixto oviedo on drums

Where timba meets jazz

Calixto Oviedo - Calixto's Way

Quinteto del maestro baterista Calixto Oviedo — pianista Gustavo Ramirez , el bajista eléctrico Néstor Del Prado, el percusionista Mauricio Herrera y el saxofonista tenorCarlos Averhoff, Jr — desencadenó su conjunto temprano en Standard de Jazz de Nueva York con un surco influenciado por el jazz contemporáneo, americano que se moviera, medio, territorio Afro-Cuban, permitiendo Averhoff, Jr. y Ramírez explorar la melodía con la improvisación libre. Una pieza muy sincopada seguido, concentrándose en una introducción sobre todo gira en torno a bajo eléctrico y el saxofón que tuvieron una fuerte influencia del noreste brasileña, que permitieron que el director de orquesta y Herrera estirar y añadir Acentos interesantes entre los latidos. Read More

Concert Celebrates the Afro-Cuban Flavored Bebop of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo!

OC Weekly (blog) Aug 27, 2015

When Afro-Cuban musician Mario Bauzá introduced Dizzy Gillespie to Havana-born percussionist Chano Pozo in 1947, it paved the way for the emergence of Latin Jazz. Gillespie didn't know what a conga drum was called, but the trumpeter sure knew he liked its sounds. The BeBop jazz legend invited Pozo to join his band. That moment broke down barriers between Latino and swing-era bands, a shift in the soundscape that will be celebrated this weekend at Long Beach's Museum of Latin America Art.

‘The repertory of Havana': It’s what you can hear tonight at Salsa Under the Stars

Albuquerque Journal -Jun 18, 2015

Master Cuban drummer Calixto Oviedo brings a plate full of rhythms from his native country to Albuquerque. Oviedo is known for helping to create the modern Cuban groove known as timba when he was with the Cuban group NG La Banda.

But his own band’s concerts cover a wider range of music.

“It will be the repertory of Havana,” he said in a phone interview from his home in Los Angeles, Calif. “We’re playing son, guaracha, Cuban salsa, Cuban jazz and timba Cubana.” Read more

Endorsers:

             Soultone Cymbals,

                 Aquarian Drums Head

                                  Gon Bops Percussion

                                                        Innovative Percussion