July 30, 2019
¡Hola, mi Gente!
I learned some new challenging material for a big show coming up this Saturday night, much in the Brazilian Latin-jazz mode. On Monday we had our one rehearsal and played it for the first time. We’re about ready. With this crew, you can’t go wrong. And you’re invited.
This Saturday August 3, I’ll be joining forces with the charismatic Latin percussionist-vocalist Estaire Godinez for “An Intimate Evening 2019” at the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate in Oakland. They’ll have about 4 music stages, great catering, wine and beer tasting, tours of the mansion and so much more. It’s the ultimate all white attire summer party! And we’ll be playing with a slamming 6-piece band: Estaire Godinez who will be leading the band, Bob Crawford, David Belove, Celso Alberti, Beatrice Godinez and Yours Truly. Check out all the details below. It should be a really fun Oakland evening under the stars.
And that’s a great way to kick off our new August Calendar. We’ve got a few public shows in store for you, including a cool version of my Trio which hasn’t played together publicly in many years, making it’s debut at Havana in Walnut Creek on August 17. David Belove on bass and the great David Flores on drums. I’m really looking forward to playing with these two again! Details below.
See you at the show!
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES AUGUST 2019
Saturday Aug 3, “An Intimate Evening 2019,” Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, Event 6-11pm, our show about 6-9pm. Join us for the ultimate, all white attire summer party! Rolando Morales joins forces with Estaire Godinez who will be leading the band in this special performance at this historic Oakland venue. Take a ride in a charming horse-driven carriage and experience an unforgettable evening. Sample the finest cuisine provided by some of Oakland’s best caterers. Dance under the stars at the South Pond. Play in the game lounge. Tour the 117 year old Mansion. Enjoy the Gatsby Car. Relax in the Intimate Martini Bar and enjoy wine tasting. Live entertainment on 4 different stages and even more! Fun, right?
Leading the band will be the Latin percussionist-vocalist from George Benson and Prince, the charismatic Estaire Godinez; on guitar, guitar synth and voice, the passionate Rolando Morales; the drummer from Brazil who played with Airto and Steve Winwood, the exciting Celso Alberti; keyboardist who toured the world with Spearhead, Robert Crawford; the rock-solid bassist who played with Pete Escovedo and Tito Puente, the great David Belove; and Estaire’s sister Beatrice Godinez lending her talents on vocals. See the website for all the headliner performances. General Admission $35. See the Events Page at www.anintimateevening.com to buy tix, for more info, including table options. Or call (510) 615-5555. Don’t miss it!
Saturday Aug 10, 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 will feature the Latin percussionist-vocalist from George Benson, Ms. Estaire Godinez; and on guitar, vocals and his pedal board of magic, Rolando Morales. Together they create a unique alchemy of excitement and fun. www.havanarestaurant.net, (925) 939-4555
Saturday Aug 17, Walnut Creek Marriott, Lobby Lounge & Bar, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, 6-9pm. Rolandofinally 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/.
Friday Aug 30, 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 exciting drummer from John Santos and Lauryn Hill, the powerful David Flores; the rock-solid bassist from Pete Escovedo and Tito Puente, David Belove; and on guitar, guitar synth and voice, Rolando Morales. This is a rare treat, first time publicly in the East Bay in many years. Make your reservations early. It’ll fill up! www.havanarestaurant.net, (925) 939-4555.
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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