Miget To Perform With Legendary Voices Of Latin Rock

On Sunday April 27th, 2008 North Bay saxophonist Marcia Miget will perform with Voices of Latin Rock, legends Abel Sanchez, Jorge Santana, Richard Bean, Marcus Reyes and Malo at Ruby Skye Night Club in San Francisco from 7:00-10:00 pm. This event sponsored by & Coca Cola is a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
In Spring of 2007 multi-instrumentalist, educator, composer and producer Miget was invited by guitarist and VOLR coordinator Abel Sanchez to perform with the Voices of Latin Rock at Arizona's Cesar Chavez Day Celebration. It's been a mutual admiration society with Marcia performing with the musicians from Malo, War and Azteca ever since. With skills that cross multiple genres she has performed with Dr. Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra, Wayne Wallace's Rhythm and Rhyme, the Northern California Lighthouse Singers 25th Anniversary conducted by Helen Stevens and Stephen Roberts, the Montclair Women's Big Band and Carlos Santana. She's played at Monterey, Stern Grove, Sonoma, Fillmore Jazz Festivals and the International Association of Jazz Educators' Conventions with the African American Jazz Caucus AllStar Big Band (in 2004 was the Featured Artist with the Historically Black Colleges' University Allstar Band). Her last project-as-producer was Passing the Baton: the Miget-Redd Session Part 1 with legendary Bebop pianist, Freddie Redd. A Member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences her performance pedigree includes multiple appearances with Carlos Santana, and such notables as Larry Ridley, Jimmy Cobb, Buddy Baker, Kenny Barron, Orestes Vilato, Frank Foster, Pete Escovedo, Donald Byrd, Tyrone Hill of Sun Ra's Arkestra, Freddy Redd, Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra, Carl Perazzo, Phish, Wayne Wallace, John Santos, Babatunde Lea, Abel Sanchez, Jorge Santana and Prophet, Jaimeo Brown and Dartanyan Brown. Her bands have opened for Chick Corea, Kenny Loggins, Phoebe Snow and performed on MTV with Rickie Lee Jones. She has been the featured performer with the James Cleveland Choir at the Gospel Music Workshop of America; in a 2003 Jam Session Tribute to Oscar Peterson at the Toronto International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention.

About the Voices of Latin Rock In the 1970s, Santana and Malo roared out of San Francisco's Mission District barrio with a hot new sound, combining burning acid guitar wedded to a base of boiling Latin percussion. Their recordings are hailed as pioneering classics of the new sound known as Latin rock. Santana spearheaded a cultural wave, which represented a totally new art form known as Latin Rock. At one stage Santana were the biggest selling act in the world, outselling even The Beatles. Other Mission based acts such as Malo, Azteca, Dakila, Sapo and Abel & the Prophets also emerged out of that first wave. It was this same talent pool, which fed the ranks of Sly & The Family Stone, Graham Central Station, Tower of Power, Cold Blood and many others.

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