Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Flamenco's Next Generation: Maria Benitez Youth Dance Troupe
Mon, Jul 28 2014, 12:00
- 1:00 PM
Flamenco's Next Generation (FNG) is the Institute for Spanish Arts' dynamic youth company of local dancers and guitarists. Formed in 2002 by focused, disciplined, and committed young students, FNG is now into their 10th year as a youth Flamenco company. This Santa Fe youth flamenco group strives not only to perform at the highest possible level but also to give back to their community with the same passion. Working closely with Maria Benitez to further their skills in flamenco dance, the group has performed for local communities to bring the passion of Spanish Dance to New Mexico's Capitol. FNG boasts a very impressive resume including performances for former Governor Bill Richardson, the New Mexico in session Senate and numerous other private events. The group has and continues to perform in summer season Sunday Matinees at the Lodge at Santa Fe since 2004.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Ryan Finn Big Band
Mon, Jul 28 2014, 6:30
- 7:30 PM
After graduating from Los Alamos High School in 2000, Ryan Finn moved to New Orleans, where he studied music education at Loyola University – New Orleans. While in New Orleans, he had the opportunity to perform with many great jazz musicians, including Tony ‘Oulabula' Bazley, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Wyclef Gordon, John Mahoney, Johnny Vidocavich, Tony Dagradi, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Troy Andrews (a.k.a. Trombone Shorty), and Big Sam's Funky Nation. Finn played regularly around the city as well as at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Since returning to Los Alamos, Ryan has performed with many local musicians in the Santa Fe area including: the Three Faces of Jazz, Andy Kingston, Pat Malone, Arlen Asher, Jan McDonald, Chris Ishee, Russell Scharf, Kanoa Kaluhiwa, John Trentacosta, Chief Sanchez, the Pleasure Pilots, Laura Clark, Robin Holloway, Mikey Chavez, Mark Clarke, and more.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: JQ Whitcomb
Mon, Jul 28 2014, 7:45
- 9:00 PM
J.Q. was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he started playing professionally as a teenager in a variety of musical styles including jazz, classical, funk, ska, and reggae. He graduated with a B.M. in Jazz Performance and a B.A. in Chinese Language from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, having studied trumpet with jazz trumpet masters Marcus Belgrave and Kenny Davis there. After working primarily as a jazz musician in Shanghai, China for 8 years, J.Q. has returned to his hometown of Santa Fe in 2010.
Individually, JQ enjoys playing in a number of styles and contexts, including electronic music, acid jazz, salsa, funk, reggae, and Afro-Cuban.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Tue, Jul 29 2014, 6:00
- 7:00 PM
HOT BLUEGRASS. COOL ROOTS MUSIC.
Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he's built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford (2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year), guitarist Chris Luquette (IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner) and doghouse bassist Dan Booth simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they also earned 2012 and 2013 Best Bluegrass Band honors from the Washington Area Music Association. It flavors every note of their new album, On the Edge, which Engine 145 dubbed, “a fine sophomore release from one of the most exciting bands in bluegrass today.”
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Peter Rowan
Tue, Jul 29 2014, 7:15
- 8:45 PM
A Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & in the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring.
Peter's early career included stints with Earth Opera, Sea Train, Muleskinner, and the Rowans, where he played alongside brothers Chris and Lorin Rowan. In 1973, Peter, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Vassar Clements and John Kahn formed a bluegrass band christened Old & in the Way. It was during this incarnation that he penned the song “Panama Red,” a subsequent hit for the New Riders of the Purple Sage and a classic ever since.
Rowan subsequently embarked on a well-received solo career in the late '70s, releasing critically acclaimed records such as Dustbowl Children, Yonder (a record of old-time country music in collaboration with ace dobro player, Jerry Douglas) as well as High Lonesome Cowboy, a recording of traditional and old-time mountain music with Don Edwards and Norman Blake.
Peter's latest release The Old School includes 11 original songs and a rework of ‘Freedom Riders,' the Civil Rights anthem made popular by Odetta.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Clan Tynker Family Circus
Wed, Jul 30 2014, 12:00
- 1:00 PM
CLAN TYNKER is a troupe of brothers and sisters who perform a stunning array of talents in a fanciful “Vaudeville” style of Circus. Their all-ages show presents an amazing menagerie of entertainment from “around the world” set to an exciting live musical soundscape. Dazzling juggling skills are on displayǃ Other highlights of the show consist of stage magic, stilt walking, unicycle riding, Central Asian dance, comedy, audience participation, sword swallowing and fire-eating. The show culminates with a dizzying array of danger stunts and climaxes with a spectacular fire performance.
An annual Bandstand tradition for the whole familyǃ
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Mariachi Nuevo Sonido
Wed, Jul 30 2014, 6:00
- 7:00 PM
Mariachi Nuevo Sonido is a complete Mariachi ensemble featuring full instrumentation. Nuevo Sonido performs the entire range of Mexican and New Mexican folk and popular music. Their high energy show is dedicated to the perpetuation of the vast range of Mexican traditional music and New Mexican music of the past and present, and to the celebration and maintenance of the continuing influence between Mexican and New Mexican culture.
Mariachi Nuevo Sonido emphasizes authenticity and tradition and reflect the current international resurgence of interest in Mariachi music. All members originate from Mexico and are third generation Mariachi.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Radio La Chusma
Wed, Jul 30 2014, 7:15
- 8:45 PM
REGGAE. CUMBIA. ROCK.
Representing the beauty and complexity of the border culture, the reggae/ cumbia/ rock band known as Radio La Chusma, is sparking up the music scene. They make uplifting the people with their message and hard hitting rhythms, look easy. With four part harmonies and battling solos, this new “Pachuco sound” takes the reggae vibration to a whole new level.
Bringing their unique perspective to the rest of the world, Radio La Chusma breaks down the borders of language and religion by bringing people together. Deeply rooted in Mezo-American and African traditions, the music brings a ceremonial feeling to the audience.
This is Radio La Chusma's second appearance at the Bandstand.
42nd Annual Girls Inc. of Santa Fe Arts & Crafts Show
Sat, Aug 2 2014, 9:00
- 6:00 PM
Fun, Food, Kids Entertainment, 189 Artists / Crafters. Hourly Door Prizes and a ＄500 cash raffle.
Aug 3, 9:00 AM