Maraca LIVE at Yoshis Jazz Club – Oakland – Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Posted on September 2, 2011

Yoshi’s presents: 
Direct from Cuba


Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – 8pm /10pm
Open Dance Floor!

Yoshi’s Jazz Club

510 Embarcaero West
Jack London Square – Oakland

Back by popular demand direct from Cuba, world class virtuoso flautist Orlando “MARACA” Valle returns to Yoshis in Oakland with his 10 piece world class Cuban group, which been called “the most influential Afro-Cuban band of the emerging century” (Chicago Tribune) and “one of the hottest names in jazz” (LA Times). Maraca brings a mix of cutting-edge Afro-Cuban Jazz,. Rumba, Folklore, Son, Cha Cha Cha,  Danzon, Salsa Cubana, and Timba. 

Maraca’s new Latin Jazz album, Reencurentros, selected by Downbeat Magazine in August 2011 for ‘PICK OF THE MONTH’, is available at

Born in Havana, Orlando “Maraca” Valle is arguably the most famous and versatile contemporary Cuban flautist in the world. Maraca has been leading his different bands and projects for more than 15 years with many performances in some of the most prestigious international Jazz, Latin and world-music festivals and venues worldwide. 

As a soloist and bandleader, Maraca has made 9 albums and 3 video releases, each one awarded during national contests in Cuba and highly acclaimed by national and international critics. His nomination to the 2003’s Grammy Awards as “Best Salsa Album”, made him the youngest Cuban artist ever nominated by NARAS. Maraca’s original style of fusing jazz improvisations with his afro-cuban roots has made his sound highly recognized worlwide, as the epitome of Cuban popular dance music and Afro-Cuban Jazz. 

Get Tickets Here

Yoshi’s Jazz Club

510 Embarcaero West
Jack London Square – Oakland

MARACA is also appearing in Southern California:

September 7th: Anthonlogy – San Diego, CA
September 18th: The Granada – Alhamba, CA
More information:

Maraca at Yoshi’s Jazz Club – Oakland
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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