The Music of Cal Tjader this Thursday at Barleys!

Jason Decristafaro to be the featured artist for the Alien Music Club’s Thursday night Jazz jam at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria! We will be doing a tribute to Latin-Jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader, with Charles Clement Lichtenberger (Piano),Jonathan Pearlman (Guitar), Will Beasley (Bass), Benjamin Pearce Bjorlie(Drums), Grant Cuthbertson (Congas), and Patrick Lopez (Percussion). 9 PM – Midnight, No Cover. First set is featured artist and second set is a Jazz jam.
The set list is as follows:

Soul Sauce
At the Mambo Inn
Cubano Chant
A Night in Tunisia
Maramoor Mambo



A little bit on Cal Tjader!

Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr. (/ˈ.dər/ chay-der; July 16, 1925 – May 5, 1982), known as Cal Tjader, was an American Latin jazz musician, known as the most successful non-Latino Latin musician. He also explored various other jazz idioms but never abandoned the music of Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America, performing it until his death.

Tjader primarily played the vibraphone. He was accomplished on the drums, bongos, congas, timpani, and the piano. He worked with numerous musicians from several cultures. He is often linked to the development ofLatin rock and acid jazz. Although fusing jazz with Latin music is often categorized as “Latin jazz” (or, earlier, “Afro-Cuban jazz“), Tjader’s output swung freely between both styles. He won a Grammy in 1980 for his album La Onda Va Bien, capping off a career that spanned over forty years.[citation needed]