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Night Owl Music Series: Marco Diaz and Saul Sierra
Saturday, January 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The mezzanine at the Castro Valley Marketplace comes alive from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm featuring Marco Diaz and Saul Sierra on stage
Marco is part of the faculty at the Community Music Center in San Francisco and has been a part of the SFJAZZ teaching artist program since 2017. He is an accomplished recording musician who has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning artist, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Nelson Gonzales, Jimmy Bosch, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Ska Cubano (Europe), Tito Rojas, Nino Segarra, Anthony Cruz, Anthony Blea, Jovino Santos Neto, Joe Santiago, and is an integral member of the John Santos sextet, and the musical director for Bobi Cespedes. Marco has participated in the San Francisco Symphony AIM program since 2000 and currently produces records and performs music throughout the country while also co-leading Vission Latina, an Afro-Caribbean dance band, and director of his own quartet, The Marco Diaz Quartet.
For the past 20 years Saúl Sierra has been a member of some of the leading bands in the Bay Area, including The John Santos Quintet/Sextet, Bobi Cespedes’ band, Dr. Loco’s Rocking Jalapeño Band, El Tren Trío, Anthony Blea y su Charanga, The Snake Trío, Jesús Díaz y su QBA, The Bay Area Afro-Cuban All Stars, The Venezuelan Music Project, Corazón Sur, Sababa band, Cascada de Flores, SJZ Collective, LaTiDo,
A founding member of Vission Latina, and The VLTro, the bands that he co-leads with Carlos Caro, percussionist extraordinaire, and Marco Díaz, virtuoso multiinstrumentalist (piano/trumpet), Saúl keeps himself busy performing, composing, arranging and teaching in the world class musical community of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Two of his newest projects include The Saul Sierra Trio, a contemporary jazz fusion jazz trio and The Saul Sierra Quintet a pianoless latin jazz quintet.
Enter through the west entry off the parking lot.
A selection of cocktails and bar bites will be served by Night Owl.