Alex Bellegarde Trio plays host to a range of well known talents from the Montreal scene as well as musicians from out of town. The jam opens in the second set and continues on into the early hours
Latin themes fueled by Afro-Cuban jazz, bassist Alex Bellegarde heads an electrifying quartet featuring a top lineup from the Latin jazz scene: Domier Gonzales Gonzales (percussions) Willy Javier Soto Barreto (piano) Nestor Rodriguez (sax).
'Thursdays' heat up at Café la Ligne Verte in the company of virtuosos from Montreal's Cuban music scene: Bassist Alex Bellegarde, conga master Diomer Gonzales Gonzales, pianist Willy Javier Soto-Barreto, sax man Nestor Rodrigues, with vocalists Noderlis Valdes and Juan Pablo Kataldo. Cuban son, rumba, timba and salsa rhythms drive and an exciting repertoire drawn from the very heart of Cuba.
Rachel Therrien (trumpet) Michel Medrano Brindis (drums) Lazaro Martinez (percussion) Diomer Rodriguez (percussion) Willy Soto Barreto (piano) Alex Bellegarde (double bass)
New York City-born Puerto Rican Salsa romántica singer Maelo Ruiz is a household name in Latin America and a Latin Grammy Award nominee.