Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes

Introducing Electric Piquete

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I have decided to feature current bands from around the world that have a total dedication to traditional Jazz or that have a an influential Jazz element associated within their music. Electric Piquete will be the first to be featured and I have added a playlist for their album entitled “Electric Piquete Playlist” on Jazz Con Class. It will be on the rotation for an indefinite amount of time, enjoy! You can find out when it is playing and listen to it by visiting the Schedule link.

Heads up: FIRST airing of the “Electric Piquete Playlist” will be on April 24th at about 1:45 PM Eastern US Time

About the Band:

Electric Piquete was formed in the Miami suburb of Hialeah, FL in 2008 and has been composing and performing at bars, clubs, private parties and music festivals throughout South Florida since then. Their sound can best be described as a fusion of Latin, jazz, funk and rock. The Miami New Times honored them as “Best Latin Band” in their 2009 “Best of Miami” edition and Miami.com named them a “Band of the Hour” that same year. They have been featured in the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, on NBC6 Miami, antisteez.com, Babalublog.com, and Lexus thought enough of their sound to license their original track “Fonquetazo” for use in a promotional video.

The Miami Herald also featured one of their songs (“En La Playa Giron”) in a special Bay of Pigs 50th Anniversary report. The band independently released an EP in March of 2011 digitally and on CD, including “Fonquetazo”, a funked up remake of the Cuban standard “Chan Chan” and another original composition titled “Mother Smother”, which features the production work of DJ Le Spam (Andrew Yeomanson) and vocals by Mercedes Abal and Tomas Diaz from the Spam All Stars. The two sing the Yoruban chant “Yemaya Assessu” over the band’s instrumental track.

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Here are more links to learn further and connect with Electric Piquete:

http://www.facebook.com/ElectricPiquete
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/electric-piquete/id423565796

http://www.twitter.com/ElectricPiquete
http://vimeo.com/25676465

http://vidalexus.com/Mas.html?nav=Header

http://www.miami.com/electric-piquete-article

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/bestof/2009/award/best-latin-band-1648588/

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