Posts Tagged ‘Bob Porter’

Bob Porter And His Orchestra

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Finally, I can bring you some of the pictures of the event. You saw the rehearsal but I must say that the presentation has exceeded expectations.  The audience excited all the time and the grand finale has been with the assembly between marimbas and the orchestra.  A memorable day.

The Paiz Marimba Festival is Coming!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

XXXI Festival de Marimba PaizQuality is guaranteed with an assemblage of the top ten marimbas from Guatemala who will be performing on September 25th with two shows at Cultural Center Miguel Ángel Asturias, the Festival de Marimba Paiz celebrates its thirty-first edition.

The musical direction is by Guillermo De León Ruiz with special guests, including Bob Porter and his Orchestra.

Porter who came in the 70’s to Guatemala worked with great musicians of that time, also traveled from mid-eighties with his orchestra to the United States where they were always recognized for their music, a few years ago they return to Sacramento JazzFest and earn a place in the top three orchestras. That fills him with satisfaction and smiles as he recalls the experience at the rehearsal.

He says that while some might argued that they didn’t have the same technical level, there was something special about the musicians who made ​​them become part of the best bands at that time.

So, you already know which place you should attend the 25th of this month. To find out more, visit the website of the Fundación Paiz (Paiz Cultural Foundation).