Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Cuba L.A. keeps the soul of Cuban music alive,
fueled by the love of their heritage and the
exhilaration of musical experimentation.
Led by Danilo Lozano, flutist, a founding member
of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and musicologist – Cuba
L.A. is a dream team of Cuban musicians living in Los
Angeles. The band has grown a reputation for percussive
and melodic fireworks – poly-rhythmic timbales, congas
and bongos provide an unbelievable backdrop to scorching
performances on trumpets, flute, piano, and strings.
Cuba L.A. evolves into a sensational,
category-defying experience. Coming from Los Angeles “a
cultural hub, we’re able to easily bring in so many
musical sensibilities to the traditional music –
Afro-Cuban, Latin jazz, and dance music…it’s all here,
and it’s all a part of Cuban music today,” says Lozano.
Cuba L.A. begins with traditional Cuban Music.
Mixing rhythms, forms and instrumentation from different
regions of Cuba, the group creates their own lush
Danilo Lozano is a two-time Grammy Award-winning
flautist and music professor. A founding member of the
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Lozano is best known for his
work with Latin jazz and charanga music. He has
performed with some of the greatest artists in the
genre, including Celia Cruz, Poncho Sanchez, Latin Side
All Stars, Israel Lopez "Cachao," and was a featured
artist on the soundtrack for Andy Garcia's film The Lost
City. Lozano continues to perform regularly in both Los
Angeles and across the country. Last summer, he was a
featured artist for the Pasadena Orchestra's Clásica -
las raíces de la música concert series and the Lionel
Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho. Moreover, he is the
creator and host of Inside Latin jazz at Whittier