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Avance

Aug 12, Sunday - 2:30pm
Salsa Stage

Avance consists of some of the hottest Bay Area talents: four electrifying bilingual singers, a sizzling horn section, and one of the best rhythm sections on the West Coast. Their unique sound crosses the language barrier.

The band’s name means “forward movement.” This is a fitting description to define this twelve-piece salsa ensemble with the ultimate goal of spreading their music to inspire the world. Leading the group, which was founded in 1992, is percussionist and musical director Karl Perazzo and co-founder/vocalist Armando Cordoba. From Central America, Jeff Cordoba, Jimmy Flores, and Armando Cordoba each bring his own style of rich vocals, giving each song its own personality. Add to that exhilarating dance routines, and you have one thrilling and entertaining show.

Avance’s musical productions combine and fuse all the different styles of salsa: Puerto Rican, Cuban, New York and Colombian, spiced with R&B and pop. Avance has released four albums that showcase their diversity and innovation.

The band’s name means “forward movement.” This is a fitting description to define this twelve-piece salsa ensemble with the ultimate goal of spreading their music to inspire the world. Leading the group, which was founded in 1992, is percussionist and musical director Karl Perazzo and co-founder/vocalist Armando Cordoba. From Central America, Jeff Cordoba, Jimmy Flores, and Armando Cordoba each bring his own style of rich vocals, giving each song its own personality. Add to that exhilarating dance routines, and you have one thrilling and entertaining show.

Avance’s musical productions combine and fuse all the different styles of salsa: Puerto Rican, Cuban, New York and Colombian, spiced with R&B and pop. Avance has released four albums that showcase their diversity and innovation.


Personnel

Armando Cordoba – vocals
Jeff Cordoba – vocals
Jimmy Flores – vocals
Luis Guidos – vocals
Christian Pepin – timbales
Carlos Medrano – conga
Oscar Soltero – bongo
Ernesto Kindelan – bass
Erick Peralta – piano
Chris Lege – trombone
Jamie Dubberly – trombone
Derek James – trombone
Mike Rinta – trombone

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