Exciting Music Updates for Puerto Vallarta, La Cruz and Bucerias!

Liliana Buneder is back in town for a short visit! Liliana’s jazz manouche group Faralae from Mexico City is a favorite here when they play for Cuates y Cuetes Annual Jazz Festival on March 21 each year. They will of course be here again when the festival rolls around but as a nice surprise, Liliana is visiting and you can catch her at Cuates y Cuetes with Los Diablitos, a group that includes Raphael Zermeño, also of Faralea, on electric guitar, Oscar Terrazas on Sax and Roberto Falcon on bass.

You will remember Liliana for her incredible Jazz numbers, many in French, and magnificent scat which sends her audiences into ecstasy. She is only here for a couple of weeks so make sure you catch one of her performances. Last August I traveled to Mexico City to see her perform with Faralae at a wonderful concert held on the terrace of El Museo del Estanquillo. It was well worth the trip!

Another enterprising woman, Susanna del Toro of Bucerias, has some surprises to offer as well. Susanna has a very cute gift shop and café on the south side of Bucerias. Starting Friday, February 1st she is offering some great dinner shows. Her guests on opening night will be Tatewari, the fiery flamenco group from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. It will be a prix fixe meal with music included. (Café 626, Lazaro Cardenas #74. 7:00 PM.)

Susanna will be offering a variety of musical evenings including Spanish and Cuban food, entertainment and more. Her compound houses GabyDance where the talented flamenco dancer and teacher Gaby Raygosa teaches and performs. Many Friday evenings feature her dance accompanied by Master Flamenco Guitarist Esaú Galván.

On February 2 in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Lobo y Jaguar (Esaú Galván) performed incomparable improvised flamenco guitar with invited guests. The performances by Lobo and his protégé from many years ago, now a mature and very talented flamenco guitarist, Esaú Galván, is thrilling their audiences around the bay.

Tatewari will also present a couple of great shows in La Cruz. Their popularity is definitely merited! The original music from their new CD XII.IV, as well as the pieces they have made part of their great repertoire keep fans coming back for more.

The well-loved old friends and partners in crime, Latcho y Lobo will also be performing in La Cruz. No doubt Andrea of the Blond Gypsies will be joining them. It should be a great show full of stories and inspiring guitar.

Stay tuned for news of an upcoming event to celebrate the release of the talented group Moruno’s new CD. I can’t wait to hear what they have for us!