Rolando Morales July 2019 Calendar

Havana July Janice Maxie-Reid will perform together at Havana's in Walnut Creek July 19, 2019

July 3, 2019

 ¡Hola, mi Gente!

I have a few public shows you’ll want to catch in your new July Calendar.  I’m finally starting up some Marriott Walnut Creek shows beginning this Saturday July 6 at 6pm.  Details below. 

And this Sunday July 7, after almost a year away, I finally return to the Pairings Wine Bar and Restaurant in downtown Pleasanton for a special “chill” session from 1:30-4:30pm in the afternoon.  Details below.

Know too that I’m finally back with the great keyboardist-vocalist Janice Maxie-Reid on July 19 at Havana in Walnut Creek.  She’s a true favorite ofaudiences around the world, so don’t miss it!  Details below.

Then yet another version of the Rolando Morales Trio appearson Saturday July 27, 9-11:30pm, also at Havana in Walnut Creek.  This will be the first time we play together as a trio: Grammy-winning Latin percussionist-vocalist Omar Ledezma; bassist from Arturo Sandoval, the funky Dewayne Pate; and Yours Truly on guitar, guitar synth and voice.  We’ll be stretching like never before.  Reserve your seats early, because it will fill up.  Details below.   

Have a great 4th of July break and see you at the show!

Ciao,

Rolando  

Rolando Morales enjoying some time playing with his nephews.
Rolando Morales enjoying some time playing with his nephews playing for Rolando’s mom

¡Hola, mi Gente!

After my car repairs, I did a few more gigs and then drove down to my mom’s in So Cal last Monday to join my brother visiting with his family from Michigan.  They had already been there a week and were finishing up their last 4 days.

My little twin nephews are growing up, getting ready to start high school.  Rocco has stretched to 5’9, Vincent about 5’7.  Both had been playing a lot of hoops since I saw them last.  When I told them over the phone that I was driving down to kick their butts on the basketball court, Rocco just chuckled and said, “I don’t think so.”  

A couple days after I got down there, I taught Rocco (guitar) and Vincent (trumpet) an Ennio Morricone piece I arranged for them that morning to play as a duet and played the tune for my mom.  They are both already quite accomplished for their ages.  I think Rocco is better than I was at his age. 

After working a couple hours, Vincent then said, “You wanna go out and play basketball?”  They got big smiles and were ready to kick my butt.  We went out into the hot sun and I schooled them.  They did get a lot better, but they didn’t have a chance.  I beat them 1 on 2, then we did about three 2 on 2 games with my brother in different combinations.  Then I moved ever so slowly into the house and passed out for about 90 minutes on the couch. To quote Danny Glover in “Lethal Weapon,” “I’m getting too old for this shit.” And that’s an old reference. 

I made it back in time for more private shows, including a very special, intimate wedding held on the beach in Montara.  It was a heart-warming international gathering of love.  It was an honor to play for it.

I have a combination of private and public shows all week.  Try not to miss this one: This Friday July 19, 9-11:30pm, I’m finally back with the great keyboardist-vocalist Janice Maxie-Reid at Havana in Walnut Creek.  With her sweet voice, funky playing and charm, she always is an audience favorite.  We’ll be doing our expanded repertoire of classic R&B, soul, and Latin blends and inventions.  Swing by!  Details below.

Then this Saturday July 20, I’m back on solo guitar and voice at the Marriott Walnut Creek in the Lobby Lounge from 6-9pm.  Details below. 

And remember that next week I’ll have another version of the Rolando Morales Trio appearingon Saturday July 27, 9-11:30pm at Havana in Walnut Creek.  This will be the first time we play together as a trio: Grammy-winning Latin percussionist-vocalist Omar Ledezma; bassist from Arturo Sandoval, the funky Dewayne Pate; and Yours Truly on guitar, guitar synth and voice.  We’ll be stretching like never before.  Reserve your seats early, because it will fill up.  Details below.   See you at the show!

Ciao,

Rolando  

At the Montara Beach wedding

At the Montara Beach wedding

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES JULY 2019

Saturday July 6, Walnut Creek Marriott, Lobby Lounge & Bar, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, 6-9pm.  After 2 months away, Rolando finally returns to this popular East Bay hotel and gathering spot in the newly renovated lounge in the shadow of Mount Diablo, where you can enjoy your favorite cocktail, fine wines and a lovely full menu.  Enjoy a sophisticated environment with an international clientele and great acoustics, perfect for Rolando’s vast repertoire on solo guitar and voice and your wonderful night out.  Reservations: (925) 934-2000, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakwc-walnut-creek-marriott/.

Rolando Morales Trio will perform at Havana's in Walnut Creek, Friday June 28, 2021

Sunday July 7, Pairings Wine Bar and Restaurant, 310 Main Street, Pleasanton CA 94566, 1:30-4:30pm.  After almost a year away, Rolando finally returns to this exciting social hotspot in downtown Pleasanton.They’re introducing a new “Social Sunday”, which will be a wine sipping, live music “chill” event.  Rolando will perform a mellower side of his repertoire on solo guitar and voice to help ease you into your Sunday.  Free!  www.pairingscellars.com, (925) 398-8846.

Rolando Morales Trio will perform at Havana's in Walnut Creek, Friday June 28, 2021

Friday July 19, Havana Cuban Cuisine, 1516 Bonanza St., Walnut Creek, approx 9-11:30pm. Rolando returns for this special series of duet engagements at this fine Cuban restaurant and live music venue.  Tonight, after almost half a year away, features the return of the charming keyboardist-vocalist who shared the stage with Stevie Wonder and Sting, the charismatic Janice Maxie-Reid; and on guitar, vocals and his pedal board of magic, Rolando Morales.  Together they create a unique musical alchemy, so don’t miss it!   www.havanarestaurant.net,   (925) 939-4555.

Rolando Morales Show returns to the Marriott in Walnut Creek July 6th and 20th.

Saturday July 20, Walnut Creek Marriott, Lobby Lounge & Bar, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, 6-9pm.  Rolando returns to this popular East Bay hotel and gathering spot in the newly renovated lounge in the shadow of Mount Diablo, where you can enjoy your favorite cocktail, fine wines and a lovely full menu.  Enjoy a sophisticated environment with an international clientele and great acoustics, perfect for Rolando’s vast repertoire on solo guitar and voice and your wonderful night out.  Reservations: (925) 934-2000, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakwc-walnut-creek-marriott/.

Rolando Morales Trio will perform at Havana's in Walnut Creek, Friday June 28, 2021

Saturday July 27, Havana Cuban Cuisine, 1516 Bonanza St., Walnut Creek, approx 9-11:30pm.  The Rolando Morales Trio returns to the East Bay!  This version of the exciting trio makes its debut at this fine Cuban restaurant and live music venue, featuring for the first time at this venue, the powerful bassist who played with Arturo Sandoval and Robben Ford, the great Dewayne Pate; the Grammy-winning Latin percussionist-vocalist from Pacific Mambo Orchestra, the amazing Omar Ledezma; and on guitar, guitar synth and voice, Rolando Morales.  This is a rare treat, first time publicly in the East Bay.  Make your reservations early.  It’ll fill up!  www.havanarestaurant.net,   (925) 939-4555.

CD SALES

If you would like to order a CD, read on.  If you’d like to order our CD “Rolando Y Qué?!”, you can pick it up at my website, the gigs or by mail.  They’re $15.00 at the gigs, or $17.00 by mail to cover postage and handling. TO ORDER THE NEWEST CD “ROLANDO, Y QUÉ?!” by mail: Send a check or money order payable to Rolando Morales for $17.00 for the CD and postage to Rolando Morales, 9028 Burr Street, Oakland, CA 94605. and I’ll send it to you.  Let me know if you’d like .it signed.

TO ORDER THE ORIGINAL “PASSPORT: 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION” CD by mail, send $17.00 to the same address as above. Be sure to include your return address.

BOTH CDs ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT WWW.ROLANDOMORALES.COM

All other shows are private. Why not hire Rolando for your own private event? He’s available for corporate shows, weddings, parties, concerts and festivals. The Rolando Morales Group is available as sextet, quintet, quartet, trio and duo depending on your entertainment needs and budget.

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Rolando Morales shares fun times and updates his calendar for the last few March 2019 upcoming performances with us.

Nick's on Grand will feature Pepe Jacobo & Rolando Morales' Latin-Jazz Band

Rolando Morales, Vocalist and Guitarist, back stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Don Felder
Rolando Morales, Vocalist and Guitarist, back stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Don Felder

March 21, 2019

¡Hola, Mi Gente!

I’ve been putting another private event together for a buddy who used to play bass decades ago with original members of a little band called The Eagles. One of his band mates at the time, lead guitarist Don Felder, composed and played on many of their early hits including “Hotel California.” He’s a 4-time Grammy winner and inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

My buddy invited me to see Don’s show last Monday night in Livermore.  He’s still got it.  Rockin’, crooning and owning the stage.  His solid band (and they sang 5-part harmonies) play with such legends as Kenny Rogers, Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Joni Mitchell and even White Snake, so they brought a spectrum of talents to the table.

I really enjoyed hanging with him afterwards back stage.  We connected and he shared lots of stories and enthusiasm.  Special night.  Sounds like he may swing by our private party, along with some other Eagles…

In the mean time, I have a fun new Quintet public show happening this Saturday night, March 23rd.  My buddy, drummer Pepe Jacobo, invited me to co-lead a band at Nick’s on Grand in South San Francisco from 6-9pm.  He provides himself on drums and his Latin percussionist Mike Ramirez.  I secured my keyboardist Bob Crawford who plays with Pete Escovedo and many more; as well as master bassist Dewayne Pate who played with Arturo Sandoval and so many more.  Throw myself into the mix on guitar and voice, and we’ve got something fun to share with you!  All details are below in the Calendar.  It’s a rare San Francisco Peninsula appearance, so don’t miss this!  www.nicksongrand.com, (650) 989-8452.

There’s more happening next week, including Barone’s in Pleasanton and the Walnut Creek Marriott Lobby Lounge, and even a little recording session.  Details below.

Ciao and see you at the show!

Rolando

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES FOR MARCH 2019

Nick's on Grand will feature Pepe Jacobo & Rolando Morales' Latin-Jazz Band

Nick’s on Grand will feature Pepe Jacobo & Rolando Morales’ Latin-Jazz Band

Saturday March 23, Nick’s on Grand Presents: “Miami Night with Pepe Jacobo & Rolando Morales,” 223 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, 6-9pm.  International guitarist-vocalist Rolando Morales joins forces with drummer Pepe Jacobo, a talented old friend from the past, to co-lead a Latin musical adventure at Nick’s for their “Miami Night.”  Featured will be the superb bassist from Arturo Sandoval, Dewayne Pate; Latin percussionist from Los Tigres del Norte, Mike Ramirez; keyboardist from Pete Escovedo, Bob Crawford; guitarist-vocalist Rolando Morales; and exciting drummer Pepe Jacobo.  Don’t miss it! www.nicksongrand.com, (650) 989-8452.

Rolando Morales performs with saxophonist Sonya Jason at Havana's in Walnut Creek at March 16, 2019

Friday March 29, Barone’s Restaurant, 475 St. John St., Pleasanton CA, approx 7:30-10:30pm.  Rolando returns to one of Pleasanton’s premiere dining establishments.  Enjoy exquisite meals and service, libations and Rolando’s vast repertoire in the Cocktail Lounge.   Reserve at  www.baronespleasanton.com, (925) 426-0987.

Rolando Morales performs with saxophonist Sonya Jason at Havana's in Walnut Creek at March 16, 2019

Saturday March 30, Walnut Creek Marriott, Lobby Lounge & Bar, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, 6-9pm.  Rolando returns to this redesigned East Bay hotel and gathering spot in the newly renovated lounge in the shadow of Mount Diablo, where you can enjoy your favorite cocktail, fine wines and a lovely full menu.  Enjoy a sophisticated environment with an international clientele and great acoustics, perfect for Rolando’s vast repertoire on solo guitar and voice and your wonderful night out.  Reservations: (925) 934-2000, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakwc-walnut-creek-marriott/.

CD SALES

If you would like to order a CD, read on.  If you’d like to order our CD “Rolando Y Qué?!”, you can pick it up at my website, the gigs or by mail.  They’re $15.00 at the gigs, or $17.00 by mail to cover postage and handling. TO ORDER THE NEWEST CD “ROLANDO, Y QUÉ?!” by mail: Send a check or money order payable to Rolando Morales for $17.00 for the CD and postage to Rolando Morales, 9028 Burr Street, Oakland, CA 94605. and I’ll send it to you.  Let me know if you’d like .it signed.

TO ORDER THE ORIGINAL “PASSPORT: 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION” CD by mail, send $17.00 to the same address as above. Be sure to include your return address.

BOTH CDs ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT WWW.ROLANDOMORALES.COM

All other shows are private. Why not hire Rolando for your own private event? He’s available for corporate shows, weddings, parties, concerts and festivals. The Rolando Morales Group is available as sextet, quintet, quartet, trio and duo depending on your entertainment needs and budget.

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Rolando Morales September 2016 Calendar

Rolando Morales Trio at Pairings Cellars
Rolando Morales Trio at Pairings Cellars

Hola, Mi Gente!

The year is flying by like a ghost.  Are we already entering the last quarter?  Did we really lose so many?  Are these events really happening?

Throughout it all, I continue to perform my private and public shows throughout La Bahia and beyond, endeavoring to create good, positive feelings by sharing my music and passion.  I feel grateful to still be doing so as frequently as I do.  

September brings more of these blended opportunities, so please join me when you can!  I’m looking forward to some great private wine country events and playing for a repeat client that should bring in around 1,500 people.  

Publicly, I’m looking forward to Saturday Sept 10 from 8-11pm, when a new version of my Trio performs at Pairings Cellars, the brand new Pleasanton night spot.  We’ll have the great Brazilian drummer Celso Alberti; the deeply grooving bassist Dewayne Pate; and I’ll lead the way on guitar, guitar synth and voice.  Free!  Details below.

For those of you keeping score, after months away, I’m also returning to Barone’s Restaurant on Saturday Sept 17,also in Pleasanton.  Details below.

I’m also very happy to be contributing to the annual fund raiser put on by my beautiful friends at Sionfonds to benefit the children and their families in Haiti.  These people really do exceptional work, have big hearts and start it all from right here in Oakland.  The party happens on Sunday Sept 25 from 4-8pm at Venga Paella in Oakland.  It’s a great night out with authentic paella dinners, sangria and other libations, Haitian crafts, and I’ll be providing the musical sound track.  I urge you to click on their site to learn more and make your reservations. www.sionfonds.org.  You can also reserve here:  http://www.pingg.com/rsvp/pk8a76g22yq3zbkhp.   

There’s much more happening in your new Calendar, so check it out and say “Hola!”  See you at the show!

Ciao,

Rolando 

LAST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE FOR SEPTEMBER 2016

Friday Sept 2, Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro, 461 El Camino Real, San Bruno, 6 to 9 pm.  After almost a month away, Rolando returns to the place The Examiner and Independent have proclaimed has the “Best Seafood and Best Mexican Food” anywhere, on solo guitar and voice in the Restaurant Room.  Call (650) 589-1163www.donpicosbistro.com.

Sunday Sept 4, Maria, Maria Cantina, 1470 North Broadway, Walnut Creek, approx 2-5pm.  Rolando returns for the Maria, Maria Tardeada series.  Enjoy a Mexican brunch outdoors and Rolando performing on the newly renovated front patio on solo guitar and voice by the creek.  He may be joined by flautist Bob Harrison.  www.mariamariarestaurants.com(925) 946-1010.

Saturday Sept 10, Pairings Cellars, 310 Main Street, Pleasanton CA 94566, 8-11pm.  Rolando returns to this new, exciting social hotspot in downtown Pleasanton.  This new wine bar features fine wines, tapas and the Rolando Morales Trio, this time featuring from Brazil, the superb drummer from Steve Winwood and Airto, the great Celso Alberti; bassist from Arturo Sandoval, Robben Ford and so many more, the great Dewayne Pate; and Rolando Morales leading the way on guitar, guitar synth and voice.  Free! www.pairingscellars.com(925) 398-8846.

Sunday Sept 11, Maria, Maria Cantina, 1470 North Broadway, Walnut Creek, approx 2-5pm.  Enjoy a Mexican brunch and Rolando performing on the newly renovated front patio on solo guitar and voice by the creek.  If it’s too hot, it will be indoors.   He may be joined by Bob Harrison on flute.   www.mariamariarestaurants.com,   (925) 946-1010.

Tuesday Sept 13, Maria, Maria Cantina, 710 Camino Ramon Road, Danville CA, approx 6-9pm.  Rolando returns to Carlos Santana’s most elegant restaurant for Taco Tuesday.  $1 tacos, baby!  And Rolando on solo guitar and voice with his diverse repertoire performing out on the patio by the fire pits.  (925) 820-2366.  See www.mariamariarestaurants.com.

Friday Sept 16, Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro, 461 El Camino Real, San Bruno, 6 to 9 pm.   Celebrate 16 de Septiembre, Mexican Independence Day with Rolando  as returns on solo guitar and voice in the intimate Restaurant Room.  (650) 589-1163 and see www.donpicosbistro.com.

Saturday Sept 17, Barone’s Restaurant, 475 St. John St., Pleasanton CA, approx 7:30-10:30pm.   Rolando returns to one of Pleasanton’s premier dining establishments.  Enjoy exquisite meals, libations and Rolando’s vast repertoire in the Cocktail Lounge for a great night out.  See www.baronespleasanton.com(925) 426-0987.

Sunday Sept 18, 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. He may be joined by Bob Harrison on flute.   www.mariamariarestaurants.com,   (925) 946-1010.

Friday Sept 23, 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 www.donpicosbistro.com.

Sunday Sept 25, “Sionfonds for Haiti Presents: Party & Fund Raiser to Support Children & Their Families in Haiti,” Venga Paella, 229 Brush Street (at 3rd St.), Oakland 4 to 8pm.  Rolando lends a hand to some dear friends in their mission to provide education, nutrition, job training, community improvements and health care to rural Haitian families.  Enjoy a great party at this cool Oakland spot that will serve up a splendid paella dinner and drinks.  Bring a friend and meet smart, fun, caring people while Rolando Morales provides live entertainment on solo guitar and voice.  Bid for unique local and Haitian crafts and amazing services you’ll want, such as Haitian crafts, catered dinners with live music (by me!) and more!  $45 includes dinner.  www.sionfonds.org.  Reserve here: http://www.pingg.com/rsvp/pk8a76g22yq3zbkhp

Tuesday Sept 27, Maria, Maria Cantina, 1470 North Broadway, Walnut Creek, approx. 6-9pm.  Rolando returns to Carlos Santana’s Walnut Creek restaurant for Taco Tuesday.  $1 tacos, baby!  Enjoy Rolando on solo guitar and voice with his huge repertoire and big sound out on the front patio.  See www.mariamariarestaurants.com, or call (925) 946-1010.

Friday Sept 30, 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 www.donpicosbistro.com.

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