Hola, Mi Gente!
I’ve had some splendid experiences this past week at some lovely private events. One was up high in the clouds with a panoramic view of the Bay Area. They flew in a magical chef from northern Italy and her husband as sommelier providing the amazing Italian wines. I blended some Italian music into my international flavors and it went over so well, I’ll be returning soon.
My Trio’s debut last Saturday at Pairings Cellars was also a hit, so another version of my Trio, will be returning there in about 3 weeks. I’ll keep you posted.
This week I wrap up our July Calendar with my buddy Danilo Paíz. This wonderful Latin percussionist/vocalist from Nicaragua has played with me from the very beginning when my first band Passion and Grace was newly formed. We’ll be doing a duet performance for you South Bay fans at the San Jose Fairmont in the Lobby Lounge this Thursday, July 28 from 9-Midnight.
I also have Don Pico’s on Friday and Maria, Maria in Walnut Creek on Saturday, with all the details below. I’ll see you at the show!
LAST PUBLIC PERFORMANCES FOR JULY 2016
Thursday July 28, The San Jose Fairmont, Lobby Lounge, 170 South Market St., San Jose CA, 9pm-Midnight. Rolando returns for you South Bay fans to this elegant venue. Celebrate the night with fine wines, unique martinis, appetizers and sushi along with the Rolando Morales Duet, this time featuring the Latin percussionist/vocalist from Dizzy Gillespie and Rubén Blades, Danilo Paíz; and Rolando Morales leading the way on guitar and vocals and his magic pedal board. Free! See www.fairmont.com/sanjose/ for info, or call (408) 998-1900.
Friday July 29, Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro, 461 El Camino Real, San Bruno, 6-9 pm. Rolando returns on solo guitar and voice, now in the intimate Restaurant Room. Call (650) 589-1163 and see www.donpicosbistro.com.
Sunday July 31, Maria, Maria Cantina, 1470 North Broadway, Walnut Creek, approx. 2-5pm. Enjoy a Mexican brunch at Carlos Santana’s lively cantina and Rolando performing on the newly renovated front patio on solo guitar and voice by the creek. (Don’t worry, if it’s too hot he’ll be indoors.) He may be joined by Bob Harrison on flute. www.mariamariarestaurants.com, (925) 946-1010.