Paoli Mejias Quintet
Paoli Mejias Quintet make their fiery hot Vashon debut at Open Space! VASHON?On Saturday, July 27, the Paoli Mejias Quintet brings energetic Afro-Caribbean rhythms to Open Space for Arts & Community on Vashon Island. Doors open at 6:30PM, and at 7:30PM Paoli Mejias and his band will take the stage for a rocket-hot night of beat-driven melodies that are notorious for bringing audiences to their feet! Carlos Santana's conga player, Paoli Mejias, is a Latin Grammy nominee and a distinguished master percussionist from Puerto Rico, ranked among the best in both Latin Jazz and salsa. As a bandleader, Paoli fuses straight-ahead jazz with African, Mediterranean and Caribbean folkloric rhythms to create a new dimension of Latin Jazz that is global, energetic and modern. Mejias has performed and recorded with a long list of top artists: Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Marc Anthony, Tito Puente, Luis Enrique, David Sanchez, La India, Seis del Solar, and Eddie Palmieri to name only a few. The Paoli Mejias Quintet on the Grand Hall stage is bound to be an energetic evening of high octane Latin jazz. See you there! Presented by Open Space and KNKX. This performance of the Paoli Mejias Quintet in made possible in part by support from Flintworks, LLC. Tickets $25 Advance General $40 Table Seats $30 Day of Show General (Tickets available online day of & in person) Youth (18 & under) are free Tickets available at https://www.openspacevashon.com/event/paoli-mejias-quintet/ Percussion Clinic with Paoli Mejias Paoli Mejias will also be offering a free percussion clinic at Open Space! Paoli will share his knowledge of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and through practical instruction will teach how polyrhythmic patterns can be applied in jazz and rock. Attendees are welcome to bring their own hand drums, but an instrument is not required to participate in this unique interactive workshop. Clinic is on Saturday, July 27 at 3pm; we suggest you arrive by 2:50pm. No registration required. Free to the public.