Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans, Free Salsa Concert
Free. Outdoors. Fresh. | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Nicaraguan-American percussionist, educator, producer, and bandleader Annette A. Aguilar is a bona fide product of the Mission District, and sheâ€™s got the mural to prove it. Portrayed in the Chata Mural in memory of KPOO radio host Micaela â€œChataâ€ Gutierrez at 24th and South Van Ness Streets, Aguilar has been a force on the New York music scene for three decades, but sheâ€™s never neglected her ties to the Bay Area. As a bandleader, sheâ€™s best known for her Brazilian-Latin combo StringBeans, which has recorded three critically hailed albums. The blazing band has toured internationally, including three stints as U.S. State Department-sponsored Latin Jazz Ambassadors. Currently the timpanist/percussionist for the Association of Dominican Classical Artists, Aguilar is thrilled to bring her ensemble back home.
Part of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival's Let's Go Salsa@Jessie series. For the full summer schedule, visit www.ybgfestival.org.