AmadorArts’ TGIF free concert will feature the “Orquesta Taino,” a top northern California salsa band. The concert begins at in Jackson at the Kennedy Gold Mine, the upper area off of Highway 49/88. Bring your salsa spirit, chairs or blankets and picnics to the large shady lawn area. Tacos and snacks will be available for purchase, thanks to the hosts of the venue, the Kennedy Gold Mine Foundation. And for our major donors & TGIF sponsors, a VIP event in the Change House will occur before the concert begins. There is still time to become a major donor of AmadorArts and receive your invitation to this special pre-concert mixer. Donations support our many arts education programs.
Orquesta Taino began in 2010 as a project to deliver salsa and latin jazz and has developed into one of the most solid, hard-hitting Salsa bands in the area. The group is led by Percussionist and Lead Vocalist, Aaron Routtenberg, who has toured and performed with some of the biggest names in Salsa including Jerry Rivera, Tito Nieves, Tito Rojas, Tony Vega, and more.
The percussion section features three of the most talented drummers in Northern California, with Aaron Routtenberg on timbal chair; Jonathon Colo, tumbao on congas; and Jeri Quinones and his tasty "repiques" on bongo. On bass there’s the veteran band leader Gilbert Roman, along with the extremely talented Jason Moen on piano. The sizzling horn section is proud to have Abel Figueroa and Charly Aguilar on trombone, while Amelia Catalano dazzles audiences with her baritone sax.
With strong vocals, swinging rhythm, and a blazing horn section that will make you move, we invite you to experience a musical pleasure that you won't soon forget. Put on your dancin’ shoes for ORQUESTA TAINO!
Venue location: Opposite Jon’s Pit Stop on Highway 49/88, and near the Linda Vista Motel, turn down the hill and follow the well-maintained gravel road for half mile to the Kennedy Gold Mine. Plenty of free convenient parking. Visit www.amadorarts.org for more info about TGIF concerts.