8/15/12


¡todos de pie! (everybody stand up!)

On Thursday, August 23rd at 7:00pm, my new ensemble ¡Todos De Pie! will be performing in Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavillion in downtown Chicago as part of the Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz Series.

here is a preview of the concert by the chicago tribune's howard reich...

... and here is a preview from mr. neil tesser for chicagomusic.org

We will be performing Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena music from the first half of the 20th century, the Bomba y Plena 'revival' in the 50's and 60's, as well as 2 new pieces inspired by the poetry of Antonio Amorós Santiago, my grandfather.


This music is a collision of my musical influences, from punk rock, jazz, classical, noise and drone smashing up against the traditional music of Puerto Rico and it's derivatives from NYC.

The ensemble includes:
Santiago Brilló aka Jaap Blonk - Vocals/Electronics
Jeb Bishop - Trombone/Electronics
Ben Boye - Rhodes/Electronics
Nick Broste - Trombone/Electronics
Ivelisse Diaz - Percussion/Vocals
Alex 'El Oso' Farha - Cuatro/Guitar
Maya Fernandez - Percussion/Vocals
Kenia Guerra - Percussion/Vocals
Nathan McBride - Double and Electric Bass
Cameron Pfiffner - Flute/Tenor Saxophone
Jessica Rodriguez - Percussion/Vocals
Sñr. Francisco Rosaly - Percussion
Frank Rosaly - Drums/Electronics/Vocals

The concert is FREE to the public, all ages and BYOB!

Pritzker Pavilion is one of the best sounding outdoor spaces in Chicago. The lawn is a fantastic place to enjoy a picnic, as well.

Please consider stopping by!

Also, there will be some wonderful, limited edition screen printed posters from the legendary Dan Grzeca available for purchase!
I am also very excited about this - we will be recording onto 2" tape at Electrical Audio for what i hope will be a double 45rpm 12"! ridiculous. Super special thanks to Jason Adasiewicz for the tape help, for without him this recording wouldn't be possible!