Amiguitos de La Peña Presents: Asheba
- La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley CA
Fresh from a month-long tour of China, CJQ, also known as The Chase Jackson Quintet is comprised of five powerhouse young musicians. These young lions of jazz embody a forward leaning sound informed by both the traditional and modern traditions of acoustic jazz. Possessing a unique repertoire of original compositions, this band strikes a delicate balance between elaborate written arrangements and improvisatory prowess.
Chase Jackson on vibraphone and marimba
Alexander Cummings on saxophones
Ian McArdle on piano
Brandon Gaoiran on bass
Zaire Darden on drums
La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.