Sonando Nonet

November 1st, 2011

Fred Hoadley’s Sonando at Town Hall

Opening up for Celebrating Coltrane and Mingus: We Four which Earshot Jazz Festival 2011 presented at Town Hall Saturday Oct 22 was an expanded Sonando nonet with guests Thomas Marriott (trumpet) and Mark Taylor (sax), bring a Latin slant to the restless genius of Charles Mingus. Sonando was founded in 1990 by Fred Hoadley and Lary Barilleau for the purpose of exploring new directions in the blending of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz.

Seattle photographer Michael Craft photographed this performance and these are his pictures.

Check out the Earshot Jazz Festival Schedule to see what’s next in the last week of the 2011 Festival lineup.

For this festival performance, an expanded nonet with guests Thomas Marriott (trumpet) and Mark Taylor (sax) brought a Latin slant to the restless genius of Charles Mingus. Sonando received the Earshot Golden Ear Award for Best Acoustic Jazz Band of 2007, and leader Hoadley has performed with a long list of Northwest Latin bands, including Expresión Latina, Yerbabuena, The Puentes Brothers and Grupo Son. His love of Latin music brought him to Cuba in 1983, 1990, 1993 and 1996, where he studied piano and arranging with Cesar Pedroso and Nelson Diaz, and Cuban tres guitar with Antonio Perez and Guillermo “Boulet” Matalear. He currently plays piano and tres in Sonando, Cambalache, Charanga Danzón, The Susan Carr Ensemble and Wesito & Friends. He also teaches piano, tres and Afro-Cuban jazz ensembles at Musicworks Northwest and Music Center Northwest.

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