Thursdays are better with music!
Gonzalo Cordova is one of Chicago's best interpreters of the Latin American and Spanish songbooks: Trova, Nueva Cancion, Bolero, Baladas and Rumba Flamenca.
His background is steeped in traditional and popular Latin music ranging from Nuevo Flamenco to Mexican Folk. He is a member of the Grammy nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble.
His unique fusions of these and other World genres, rhythms and styles make his performances as a solo artist a true adventure.
Gonzalo Cordova appears every Thursday at Sabor A Café Steakhouse.
Reservations recommended. Call 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Sabor a Café welcomes back one of our favorite singers, Peruvian born Edward Carpio, and his smokin' Ensamble Latino. Join us for an evening of Latin jazz, salsa, Cuban son and more!
Two sets, 9 & 10:30PM.
Reservations recommended. Call 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
The Zara Zaharieva Quartet features Zara's fluent violin playing and original compositions along with the artistic musical camaraderie of fellow master musicians. Her style reflects the traditional music of Zara's Bulgarian background as well as her deep love of jazz, soulful music, and gospel. Add to this a healthy dose of classical and gypsy music that has played an integral part in Zara’s life and you have an imaginative eclectic melting pot of flavorful, soulful music that is sure to leave a delightful and inspiring impression.
Zara draws upon her eclectic musical background to develop and showcase her wide-ranging musical talents. She played in all different kinds of groups including jazz combos, chamber groups and orchestras at Northern Illinois University, thereby solidifying her skills performing in various musical genres.
Zara has shared the stage with Mana, Nabori, Ernie Adams, Orbert Davis Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Joshua Ramos, Victor Garcia Darwin Hobbs, Richard Smallwood, Bill Dickens, Lowen and Navarro, Eldar Djangirov, and many more. She is a member of bassist René Avila's Charangueo.
No cover, but reservations are highly recommended. Call 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Nathan Rodriguez received a bachelor of science degree in music education from VanderCook College of Music in 2009 majoring in percussion. By the young age of 16, he became a hired professional percussionist for clubs, festivals, and private/corporate events all over the city of Chicago.
Over his career he's performed with Grammy award-winning and Grammy nominated Latin artists--an impressive addition to his resume. He is currently leading Chicago's Celia Cruz Tribute Band with amazing singer, Claudia La Gitana, and plays percussion while singing with his own band, Conjunto Borikén.
In addition, he performs with local bands including the Angel Melendez 911 Mambo band, Northwestern Illinois jazz ensemble, and Rica Obsesion to name a few. Nathan continues to freelance as a seasoned Latin percussionist and bass player in most salsa venues throughout the city of Chicago.
Aside from being a working musician, Nathan is also a Chicago Public School music teacher. He has been an educator for the lat 9 years and continues to teach students music education. His student ensembles have performed around the city including Navy Pier, Chicago White Sox stadium, Lincoln Hall, and have even made the Chicago Tribune, showcasing his students' talents.
Reservations are highly recommended. Call 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Rosa Sánchez is a talented singer, multi-instrument performer, and composer. She was born in San José, Costa Rica. After many years traveling throughout Latin America and Europe, she settled in Barcelona, Spain where she has been a beacon of Traditional Latin American music since 2007.
She set off on her journey through Central and South America with the goal of studying different instruments and regional music, which in turn, enriched her musicality with a myriad of genres and cultural diversity. Rosa uses her powerful voice and extensive register to embody the emotions that popular Latin folk music evokes in all of us. Rosa Sánchez uses her artistic talent as a medium to increase social awareness and action in the defense of Human Rights and Compassion.
Rosa will provide a delightful repertoire of the great Chavela Vargas at this Sabor a Café appearance. She will be accompanied by some of Chicago's finest musicians.
Reservations are recommended. Call 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Bassist, percussionist and musical director Nathan Rodriguez has put together an all-star band featuring singer Claudia La Gitana for a tribute to the one and only Celia Cruz!
Celia Cruz had a powerful contralto voice and a joyful, charismatic personality that endeared her to fans from different nationalities and across generations. Settling in the United States following the Cuban revolution, the "Queen of Salsa" performed for more than five decades and recorded more than 50 albums.
Expect to hear Celia Cruz classics like Quimbara, Bemba Colora, Carnaval, Sopita En Botella, Toro Mata, Usted Abuso, and much more!
Reservations are highly recommended. Reservations at 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Yuri Hevia is a Chilean drummer based in Chicago since 2006. His arrival to the United States was in 2002 when he was the invited drummer of the group Mamma Soul, who were nominated that year for the Latin Grammys.
Yuri came to Chicago from Los Angeles, where he was a session drummer. Once here, he began his studies of traditional and folkloric South American, North African and Middle Eastern music. He has played with the legendary New York flautist Dave Valentin, participated in a tour with the Latin Jazz All-Stars along with the legendary jazz musicians: Steve Turre, Nestor Torres and Chembo Corniel. He has also collaborated with the Cuban jazz master Orlando Sanchez, Cubajazz and the legendary Puerto Rican trombonist William Cepeda.
This year, Yuri begins his project with the first South American Ensemble in Chicago with talented young musicians from Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico and the United States.
The repertoire at Sabor will feature the compositions of the great Chilean folklorist Violeta Parra in honor of her upcoming 100th birthday. Also included will be compositions by Victor Jara, Argentinian folk, Peruvian conción and candombes from Uruguay.
No cover, but reservations are highly recommended. Reservations at 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Choro de Lá pra Cá is a multi-national trio based in Natal, Brazil and the Chicago area. The trio's unique blend of classical, Brazilian choro, jazz, and northeastern Brazilian harmonies and rhythms has been delighting audiences in both the U.S. and Brazil since 2014. This performance is part of the group's third U.S. tour since 2015.
Each musician comes from a completely different musical background – Julie with her classical training, Diogo growing up with choro and having a strong interest in jazz, and Caio who has an affinity for folkloric music and a background in theater.
What the musicians truly enjoy is adding their own unique perspective to their arrangements and their own compositions.
They will be joined by guest vocalist, Dill Costa, originally from Rio de Janeiro and now residing in Chicago.
Reservations are recommended. Call (773) 878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
The Carlos Adames Group follows in the footsteps of great Latin jazz innovators, combining elements of traditional and modern Latin rhythms with dynamic jazz harmonies to create an exciting new sound.
Panamanian-born conguero Carlos Adames leads the group, drawing from his encyclopedic knowledge of the rhythms of the world in his compositions and performance. A talent on the congas, bata, and drumset, Adames has appeared all over the United States and Latin America, dazzling audiences with his explosive solos and intricate patterns.
Carlos was born into a musical family that inspired him and helped shape him as a musician, and he began playing the drums at the age of six. His South American and Caribbean roots combined with his understanding of contemporary and classical music make him a complete and skilled master musician.
The Carlos Adames Group is
Carlos Adames, Percussion
Elias Holman, Keyboard
Tony Ayala, Percussion
Conway Powel,l Bass
William Torres, Flute
No cover, bur reservations are recommended. Call 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Sabor a Café presents the third installment of our monthly Peña Libre series.
Proyecto Sur welcomes Paraguayan singer / harpist Alberto Sanabria and Argentine guitarist Guillermo Paolisso for a performance that follows the course of the Rio Paraná that flows through Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.
As always, the second half of the show will be an open jam session. Musicians, bring your instruments! Call 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Singer Patricia Nuñez “La Tiranta” was born in Córdoba, Spain in 1987. Patricia inherited her passion for singing from her musical family background, particularly her mother. From an early age she started working with different musicians and artists from her city such as Angelin de Puente Genil, Rafael Trenas Jr., Álvaro Vizcaíno, Xavier de la Torre and others. Later on, she moved to Granada to study musical production and start her career in flamenco music.
La Tiranta has also taken part in the Ensemble Español tours in the Midwest and East coast of the U.S. In 2016, she opened the Chicago Flamenco Festival at the Instituto Cervantes singing for Raquel Heredia “La Repompilla”.
La Tiranta sings regularly at different venues throughout the Chicagoland area and Midwest. She is also part of the project, “Ruta De Los Bandoleros” in Alameda, Malaga. She has performed with Paco Fonta, Pol Vaquero, Carmela Greco ,Raquel Heredia, and family, among others.
Reservations are highly recommended. Reserve online at 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html
Founded in 2001, Conjunto is violinist James Sanders’ long running project to unite his classical training and Dominican heritage with the freedom of jazz improvisation, all grounded in Afro-Cuban rhythms: rumba, son, danzón and more.
In Conjunto, jazz freedom, intricate instrumental virtuosity and propulsive dance rhythms find equal footing in a cohesive whole, making music for mind, body, and soul. They have performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Andy’s Jazz Club, the Jazz Showcase, the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival, the Velvet Lounge, the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, Katerina’s, Chicago SummerDance and many more. In 2010, Conjunto headlined at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion for the ‘Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz’ series before an audience of nearly 10,000 people.
No cover, but reservations highly recommended! Reserve online at 773-878-6327 or reserve online at http://saboracaferestaurant.com/Reservation.html