Sat, 02 Dec|
CLF Art Lounge
Latin Jazz Brunch Live with Roberto Pla Big Band (Live) + DJ John Armstrong
20 Years Of The CLF Weekender continues on a latin high as we present a very special edition of LATIN JAZZ BRUNCH LIVE with Legendary Musical Maestro ROBERTO PLA & his 15 piece BIG BAND + Walking encyclopaedia of Latin and World Music JOHN ARMSTRONG up on the roof at THE CLF ART LOUNGE. HOT!!
Time & Location
02 Dec 2023, 13:00 – 18:00
CLF Art Lounge, 4a Station Way, London SE15 4RX, UK
About the event
CLF 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEKENDER!!! Fri Dec 01 to Sun Dec 03 (£5-15 Per event or Free Entry) - To celebrate 20 years of Chronic Love Foundation (CLF) we’re throwing a mighty celebratory weekender in collaboration with Red Bull and Havana Club, featuring 24 acts performing at 8 events, over 3 days, at 2 stunning venues - deep in the heart of Peckham at The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Gardens + next door at the recently restored Old Waiting Room (OWR), Peckham Rye Station.
Day 2 kicks off in fine latin Stylee:
Sat Dec 02 (1pm-6pm / £12.50 Entry) - LATIN JAZZ BRUNCH LIVE with Legendary Musical Maestro ROBERTO PLA & his 15 piece BIG BAND + Walking encyclopaedia of Latin and World Music JOHN ARMSTRONG up on the roof at THE CLF ART LOUNGE. Expect to be shaken and well stirred by the Salsa-erfic sounds of a Big Band on fire. Totally tropical good times Incoming HOT!!! 🔥🔥🔥
A sonically sophisticated journey through the depths of improvisational live jazz, breaks & beats and beyond from two of the best in the business! Add mighty Eastern Drum & Breaks DJs and know we be cooking hot and souls be stirred!!!! Time to get down deep!
Band on stage around 9pm, performing 2 live sets
ROBERTO PLA BIG BAND Featuring
Jose A Cascaret &
ROBERTO PLA BIG BAND (LIVE) Band on stage around 2pm, playing 2 live sets
Roberto Pla is the Colombian percussionist best known as the 'God-Father of Latin Music in the UK, for his contribution to live music particularly in Afro- influenced rhythms. His Latin Ensemble is a regular presence on the European Festival and TV scene.
In 1979 Roberto left Colombia for New York, where he became a busy salsa session percussionist. A year later the attractions of the European pop scene drew him to London, where he joined a jazz fusion band Cayenne and by 1982 he was touring the world with pop megastars Boney M. In 1984, he was one of the earliest members of the London School of Samba, the first samba school to be set up in the UK.
In 2017 the band celebrated their 30th anniversary, winning their first LUKAS award for 'Lifetime Achievement and contribution to the Latino Community in the UK'. They have headlined the 'Glasto Latino Stage at Glastonbury Festival and subsequently won their second LUKAS for 'Concert of the year' .
Recent major live highlights for Roberto Pla and the Latin Ensemble have been Brecon Jazz Festival, Expo Festival Lisbon, The Edinburgh Fringe, Canada Square Festival, Under the Stars Festival, Jazz at Boisdale & Ronnie Scotts Club.
DJ JOHN ARMSTRONG
An entertainment and copyright litigation lawyer by profession (now retired!), and an across-the-board music lover by passion, John started playing records in and around London in the late 70s, after a Eureka moment at one of the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals in the mid-70s, from which he returned with interviews from everyone from Allen Toussaint to Betty Carter (many of which were published in the now-defunct Jazz & Blues Review). His first dj residency was at the Belsize Park Town & Country Club (60st & northern), followed by Greek Street’s Beat Route club (jump blues and 40s r&b), and the Whisky-A-Gogo (before it became the Wag).
He was probably the first UK selector to present fully-focussed tropical dance music events, with 10-year weekly residencies (1984-1994) at the legendary Bass Clef Jazz Club in Hoxton Square, playing a mix of Afro, zouk, Brazilian beats, Konpas, reggae, dancehall, soul, soca, salsa, afro-cuban, hip hop and jazz – even Punjabi bhangra for a while.
Over the last 30 years, he’s put together approximately 200 compilations of latin, afro, zouk, Brazilian music, soul, flamenco, Irish traditional music, and even rockabilly, Cajun, zydeco and rock & roll – making him one of the three or four most prolific compilers in the UK.
Event Runs: 7pm-1am
Venue: The Old Waiting Room
TIx: From RA, Skiddle and The CLF Website
Tix Also OTD
Supported By: Red Bull & Havana Club
The CLF is 20!
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