Shot In The Hand Jam
On New Years Eve, Ted Zimmerman was shot in the hand by a stray bullet on his front porch that left him with expensive medical bills and the inability to work for months. Ted is a professional trumpet player in Miami. For the last four years he has also been a mentor with "GOGO" Guitars over Guns organization an after school music mentoring program sponsored by and in partnership with communities in schools of GOGO, CIS of Miami and Miami's Best Bands and artists are teaming up to hold this benefit concert to raise money for the mentoring program GOGO, where all cash proceeds will be use to reimburse Ted's medical expenses and loss of work. Bands Donating their Art: SUENALO! ARTOFFICIAL SPAM ALLSTARS Every member of PAX will be donating their time to read more on Ted's story; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/ted-zimmerman-lives-to-sh_n_2402009.html ¡Suénalo!
¡Suénalo! (sweh-nah-low) verb 1. To sound, slap, or play upon a musical instrument, object, or person. Latin funk. Fusion. Jam band. Multicultural cocktail. Afro-Latin-Baby-Makin’-Descarga-Funk. Miami’s Suenalo has been crowned the Miami New Times’ Best of Miami Awards: Best Latin Rock Band in 2005, and most recently Best Latin Band in 2011. Even the lengthy hyphenated description the band came up with themselves falls short of the true breadth of what they represent. If Suenalo’s one of a kind fusion is hard to pinpoint, it’s only because no one’s ever done anything quite like it before. Spam Allstars
DJ Le Spam & Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop and dub to create what they call an electronic descarga. It’s not a known genre. It’s hard to describe. It attracts many types of people. But as they look out and see people dancing salsa, next to break-dancers, and festival-goers driving for hours to catch a show — they know something very special is going on. Spam Allstars were formed by Andrew Yeomanson, a/k/a DJ Le Spam, who was raised in Toronto, Bogota and London, and has called Miami home since 1993. He got his start by playing guitar in Haitian band Lavalas, and recording and touring with Miami based artist Nil Lara. Along the way he added to his vinyl collection, and when off the road he would DJ locally. These DJ gigs evolved into collaborations with live musicians, performing on an internet radio show, recording in his home studio, and the first of many residencies combining his samplers & DJ skills with a live band. In 2002, Spam Allstars began a weekly residency at Hoy Como Ayer in Little Havana, which continues today. In 2003 they started monthly residencies in New York City, Gainesville, Tampa, Atlanta, and New Orleans, and playing nationally wherever people would host them. Today they perform 200+ shows, and average 56,000 miles each year. ArtOfficial
Miami-based ArtOfficial consists of Danny Perez on keys, Manny Patino on drums, Ralf Valencia on bass, and Keith Cooper on the saxophone, with vocals provided by emcees Newsense and Logics. . The setup alone beckons the question, “What does a live band with two emcees sound like?” Well, imagine Soulive with a harder edge or The Roots, but jazzier, and wildly spontaneous. Envision blending your favorite groups from hip hop’s “golden era,” replacing their sampled beats with jazz musicians and injecting a good dose of future funk into the whole equation. This synergy of sound doesn’t have to be imagined. It’s real — a living, breathing entity that hails from Miami, but thinks globally. Its name is ArtOfficial and its here to make you admire the past and embrace the future. Today, the six-piece crew is constantly performing around the country, invading the blogosphere, and adding to an already loyal fan base. ArtOfficial is working on its next release titled “Vitamins & Minerals” According to the band, it’s everything you’d expect from their energetic live shows, but expanded and executed to perfection. When asked about plans for the future, the band’s idea is simple, “do it better, bigger, and to more people!”
$8.00 - $10.00