Soul Divas Tribute

San Miguel Jazz Festival is pleased to present an amazing concert to celebrate three amazing women: Etha James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. Enjoy the performances of our special guests.

SPECIAL GUESTS

MARÍA PIEDRA
Vocals & Choirs

Mexican singer María Piedra, was born in Torreón, México. She studied in Monterrey, Nuevo León, at Facultad de Música at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Later on, she also studied at Festival Cali Suzuki, a place that focuses on musical education based on Suzuki methodology. As a musician, she has collaborated with different bands and artists, and has performed with her own solo project.


ANTONIO LOZOYA
Bass

Antonio has performed in festivals in Mexico, Cuba and the United States. He has been worked with prominent national and international jazz personalities. Since 1999 he has produced many concerts in Mexico with his band San Miguel Jazz Cats. Since 1997 he has worked in many capacities for the SMJF including: musician, director of education, musical director and producer. For five years he has delivered a series of concerts and didactic lectures on the history and appreciation of jazz at the festival. In 2006, Lozoya reactivated the festival and added blues performances to the program; since then, he has been directing SMJF. For his work, Lozoya was the 2014 beneficiary of the Performing Artists with Trajectory Award from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA).


RICK SHLOSSER
Drums

He had his professional education as a drummer at Berklee School of Music, Boston, United States from 1967 to 1970. His first recording was a demo for Andy Pratt, “Avenging Annie” in 1970 and later at Colum- bia Records in 1973. It was the first drummer of “Edgar Winter White Trash” in 1970, soon moved to Northern California in 1971, playing “Wild Night” and “Jackie Wilson Said” by Van Morrison Live and worked with him until late 1972 , recording three albums, “Tupelo Honey”, “St. Dominic’s Preview” and “Hard Nose the Highway”. He participated with Boz Scaggs from 1973 to 1975 and moved to Los Angeles in 1976, recording with Rod Stewart “Tonight’s the Night” in 1977, making an important career in music recording in Los Angeles. Some of his most famous recordings are: “How You Gonna See Me Now” with Alice Cooper, “Deja Vu” with Dionne Warwick, “9 to 5” with Dolly Parton, “Endless Love” with Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie, “Through the Years “by Kenny Rogers,” Oh No “The Commodors,” Everyday “with James Taylor, to name a few.


AURORA NÚÑEZ
Vocals & Choirs


ANA KAREN ABOYTES
Vocals & Choirs

PABLO GONZÁLEZ
Piano & Keyboard

 

ROGER VARGAS
Guitar

 

 


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General  –  $400.00