The celebration will showcase the cultural/musical contributions of Latin Jazz, with an emphasis on Afro-Caribbean and Latin American influences. Festival attendees will be able to enjoy a diverse array of food, music, dance, and artistry. There will be booth space available for Bay Area merchants, food vendors, artisans, and community organizations.
Confirmed artists include, the headliner, Bobi Céspedes, featuring invited guest artist, seven-times Grammy-nominated percussionist, John Santos; Latin Jazz Collective with John Nava; René Escovedo Latin Jazz Sextet; Montuno Productions All-Stars Salsa Orchestra; Ricky's Grupo Afro Latino MC & DJ, radio personality, Luis Medina.
As part of its community outreach efforts, Montuno Productions will seek to bring small, independently owned, local businesses, community organizations, and music fans together with the goal of making a positive contribution to the arts and the economic and cultural vibrancy, resiliency, and strength of East Bay communities.
This one-of-a-kind Latin Jazz festival will be held at Rowell Ranch in Castro Valley, a picturesque park-like venue surrounded by hills, with easy access from Highway 580; ten minute drive from Hayward, and 10 to 15 minutes from Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore.
General admission: $15.00 (until February 15, 2021)
General admission: $25.00 (after February 15, 2021)
Gate (door) admission: $30.00
Parking: $5.00 (cash upon entrance/arrival)
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Montuno Productions has rescheduled the 2nd Annual Bay Area Latin jazz Festival for Saturday, August 21, 2021 (by making an official reservation of the event venue), contingent upon final approval by Alameda County Department of Public Health. We hope that with the recent announcements of highly-effective vaccines against COVID-19, and anticipated inoculation campaigns in the coming weeks and months, that we may be able to safely produce/present the festival at this date (Saturday, August 21, 2021). We will continue to closely monitor any new developments regarding the pandemic in order to keep festival ticket-holders informed. In the event of further postponement or cancellations, ticket holders will have the option of requesting a full refund.