Celebrate the 8th Annual San Francisco Fil-Am Jazz Festival

Celebrate the 8th Annual San Francisco Fil-Am Jazz Festival

October 24, 6pm, I-Hotel Manilatown Center 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Performances by:

Mon David

Recognized as one of the most respected singers in the Philippines, as well as a remarkable songwriter and musician. He was the drummer and vocal coach of the country’s most enduring pop icons – the Apo Hiking Society for seven years until he decided to pursue a solo career. In 2006, David won the London International Jazz Vocal Competition, besting 106 other contestants from 27 countries. He was soon signed by the UK-based Candid label to record My One and Only Love. Mon shares with the whole world his unique aristry and his philosophy that music that comes from the heart can indeed heal, build, inspire and unite.

Evelyn & Miguel Juteau

Miguel is a music composer and guitarist of French-Spanish descent, he started his musical career in France, performing in the pop, flamenco, and Latin jazz genres. After recording a couple of his own compositions in his early 20s, he moved to Granada, Spain to study flamenco guitar. He later fell in love with Brazilian music, a passion he has nurtured ever since. Vocalist, composer, and arranger Evelyn Juteau, started her singing career in her native Cebu, working with many leading jazz bands and performing with Miguel in Barcelona and Paris. In 1998, the couple exchanged marriage vows in France and started performing as a duo in Paris and later, in Manila in hotels. The following year, Miguel and Evelyn formed the Aquarela band, which means “watercolor” in Portuguese. The group quickly defined itself as the most genuine representative of Brazilian music in the local entertainment scene. In 2007 Miguel and Evelyn, with Aquarela, released their first album, Bossa Nova Affair, distributed by Universal Records. Changes is Aquarela’s second album featuring mostly original compositions from Miguel and Evelyn. This highly talented and entertaining couple are now based in  the San Francisco Bay Area and are looking forward to continuing their passion in music.  They are the winner of the Best World Bossa Award at the 22nd AWIT Awards in 2009 for Usahay by Juanito Angos and were also nominated the same year for their original Tagalog composition, Boracay with lyrics by Mon David.

Tickets are at $40 (general) and $35 (Seniors).  For tickets:  www.brownpapertickets.com and/or www.SFPinoyJazzFest.com.

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