NICKI DENNER PIANO
ROB THOMAS VIOLIN
ANDY EULAU BASS
BENNY KOONYEVSKY DRUMS
CATARINA DOS SANTOS VOCALS /PERC
Annette A Aguilar CONGA PERC /Bandleader Vocals
ANNETTE A AGUILAR and StringBeans Latin Brazilian JAZZ
Annette A. Aguilar multi-percussionist, recording artist, producer and bandleader was born in San Francisco into a family from Nicaragua. She began playing music at the age of eleven.
At the age of 16 she was sitting in and performing with renowned Latin artists from Santana, Cal Tjader and Pete and Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E). She earned a Bachelor?s in music performance from San Francisco State University, Master?s from Manhattan School of Music, and Master in music education at CUNY. She has work on Grammy award winning Broadway shows and symphony orchestras (she is the principal timpanist for the Bronx Symphony). She has toured and shared the stage with Darlene Love, The Four Tops,
Stevie Wonder, Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, The Grateful Dead,
Mose Allison Toshi Reagon, Casselberry-Dupree, and many top New York City POP,Jazz and Latin groups.
In 1992 in New York City, she formed her Latin and Brazilian jazz group, Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans. Their debut CD is Special Friends, and the new CD is titled NO Cheap Dates. Both Cd?s are produce on her own label, which have received numerous outstanding reviews nationally, and aboard. StringBeans is will release their third CD ?The Day Waits for NOBODY? in the late spring of 09? just in time for their return CONCERT @ The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C
She was selected three times as Latin Jazz Ambassadors in 2003 and 2006 for the U.S State Department, the Kennedy Center and Jazz@Lincoln Center?s The Rhythm Road. They toured Southern Africa and Rwanda, Ethiopia, Madagascar (Where She perform for the President) and Kenya, Tanzania.
You can visit
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.myspace.com/aguilarstringbeans
also their CD?s are available via their website, CD BABY and I tunes.
NICKI DENNER PIANO