Cali a Cuba Fundraiser with ESO

Sunday, April 30, 5:30 pm at Doc’s Lab | Get tickets |

Celebrate International Jazz Day at this benefit for the SOTA World Music + Dance and Latin Band. Proceeds will help 37 students travel to Havana in this June.

Opening will be the SOTA Latin Band under the direction of Melecio Magdaluyo. The Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (SOTA) is the nation’s only public high school program with hands-on world music ensembles. Students learn not only what music is, but why it is—what music means to its practitioners and audiences around the globe. Through this ethnomusicological approach, young artists gain a deep appreciation of music for its own sake and for the purpose of creating sounds to heal, inspire, and unite people.

Saxophonist Harvey Wainapel sits in as guest artist with Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, led by Erik Jekabson. The line up for the evening is Mary Fettig, Alex Murzyn, Larry De La Cruz, Greg Johnson, Charlie Gurke, Bill Theuer, Henry Hung, Ian Carey, Rob Ewing, Chip Tingle, Patrick Malabuyo, Jon Brummel, Steve Blum, Scott Thompson, Phil Thompson, and Rick Vandivier.

Attend this fundraiser and receive a free ESO T-shirt!

Doc’s Lab serves excellent food and beverages, but note that seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 with proceeds to SOTA