Victoria Jazz Fest: Mazacote
June 21 @ 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Making their Victoria Jazz Fest debut! Mazacote is a hard-hitting six-piece world/latin band with deep roots in the music of Nicaragua, Mozambique and Colombia. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds, they play brass heavy latin dance beats with a socially conscious message. Playing together since 2009, Mazacote featurrs the captivating voice of Nicaraguan singer/songwriter David Lopez and a groove-heavy rhythm section with Frankie Hidalgo on bass, Chris Couto on timbales, Robin Layne on congas, pianist Niho Takase and jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken. Their album Nueva Era on TrebleFive Records was nominated as “World Album of the Year” at the 2016 WCM Awards. Mazacote performs internationally at music festivals and dance clubs, and they’re bringing their party vibes straight to Victoria!