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Funk/Latin dance night on Saturday October 19

Updated: Nov 27, 2018

Funk / Latin dance night at Cliff Bungalow-Mission

Saturday October 19, Doors: 7:30 pm ; music: 8 pm

Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Centre

2201 Cliff Street S.W. One block west of 5th St at 22nd Ave SW

Cover: $15 (no special rates for this performance, sorry)

Tickets at the door: cash only, please

(no reservations taken)

Alex Hutchison   basses

Patrick Bance guitar

Luis Bravo percussion

Enoc Velazquez drums

Harmoni vocals

From the moderator:

This evening will be the first one of our two dance nights. Bring your dance shoes, or just come to listen to the music, while enjoying a glass of wine.

SHADOPLAY is an original Latin Jazz and Funk (Dance) Band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Band puts on an energetic performance with some of the top musician’s in Calgary. Singer-Harmoni, has so much fun she has to dance. Alex Hutchison-Bass, plays melodic solo’s on fret-less and fretted Basses. Patrice Bance-Guitar Synthesizer, will amaze. Luis Bravo-Percussionist extraordinaire, intertwines rhythm’s with Enoc Velazquez, a Drummer‘s Drummer.

Alex Hutchison was inspired to play bass after a Cream concert in 1967. Alex recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 1996. Starting in 1981, Shadoplay performed 14 years consecutively at the Calgary International Jazz Festival.  He plays a 5 string fretless Bass and a 5 string fretted Bass.

Born in Haiti, guitarist Patrice Bance moved to Montreal in 1969. He has performed 3 times at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. Patrice plays a Guitar Synthesizer

Harmoni has performed in numerous Jazz Bands. Now with Shadoplay, she is writing lyrics for their instrumental tunes. Shadoplay is transforming her computer generated tunes such as Dance With Me and One Love to live music.

A classic Latin drummer and Percussionist of Latin jazz, salsa, funk, Afro-Caribbean. Luis Bravo plays congas, tumbadoras, bongos, clave, timbal, timbalito, bata, djembe and drums. He was born in Venezuela, South America.

Enoc Velazquez was born in Mexico and raised in Calgary. He played Drums in Jazz Bands in Calgary. He recently moved back to Calgary from Panama, where he performed for 7 years.

All songs are written by SHADOPLAY. You can check this group out at their web site: They also can be seen on YouTube.

The next regular Wednesday night performance will be on November 6. We will be welcoming the Hutchison / Andrews trio. They will also have a special guest: New York based saxophonist Curtis MacDonald.

Cliff Bungalow-Mission Jazz series 2013/2014.

October 19 Funk/Latin style (dance) night with Alex Hutchison’s group: Shadoplay

November 6 Hutchison/Andrews trio with guest Curtis MacDonald

December 4 Trombone night with Bone Matrix

January 8 (2014) Mount Royal University Jazz faculty night

February 5 Large ensemble jazz with Octagon

March 5 The jazz Winds composers collective project

March 15 Sinatra style jazz (dance) night with Rob Young and the Big Beat Band

April 2 An evening with vocalist Deanne Matley

May 7 The Lorna MacLachlan quintet

June 4 Saxophone night with the Ian Clayton saxophone quartet

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