5pm – Blonde Toledo, Mambo Rock with a Klezmer Twist
Saturday, May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Blonde Toledo plays Mambo Rock with a Klezmer Twist, and while it’s great for the dance floor, or a long drive, their music has that quintessential smarts and beauty, to feed so much more than your need to move and groove. Not unlike that favorite band from back in the day. Whichever day that might have been, as BT is pulling from all the music they ever heard. It passes the American Bandstand test of having a good beat and danceability, but full of surprises, firmly based in Brill Building Pop, Colombian Cumbia, Yiddish Theatre, Post Bop Jazz, 60’s Rock, and whatever falls to hand. The band is lead by Double Sax Goddess (yes she sometimes plays 2 at once Rashaan Roland Kirk style) Connie Walkershaw, who has developed a unique style, more melodically based, rather than riff oriented. If the music was not so bouncy, entertaining, storytelling, danceable fun, you might think the two horn aspect was just a flashy gimmick (and its pretty amazing and surprising when it’s happening). Coming to Fairfax’s 19 Broadway for a rare happy hour set from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday May 16th, the band wan’ts to remind everyone to bring their dancing shoes.
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