BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
The BOP STOP is excited to present the debut of the Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective! Tickets to attend this show are $20 each. Student tickets will be available at the door for $15 with a valid student ID.
This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" (which is a $10 blanket ticket price) as your Ticket Option above.
Will Schmalbeck - trumpet
Robert Brooks - tenor saxophone
Ben Carrasquillo - trombone
Jamie Ryan - timbales
Josh Ryan - congas
Andrey Goncalvez - bass
Jose Guzman - guitar
The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective is a band that takes traditional Afro-Caribbean music and adds a modern jazz twist. Their music is a fusion of traditional and modern sounds, creating a unique and exciting listening experience. Their upbeat sound is both familiar and fresh, appealing to fans of both genres. Their music is a celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture, and it is sure to get your feet tapping.
The Collective was created by the band's guitarist, Jose Guzman, during his graduate studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The band's music is influenced by a variety of genres, including Cuban Son, Puerto Rican Bomba, and Caribbean Jazz. One of the things that makes The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective so unique is their use of the electric guitar and syncopated drumming. Giving their music a more modern feel, while the traditional Afro-Caribbean rhythms keep it grounded in its roots. The Collective had the amazing opportunity to include Chicago jazz veterans Victor Garcia and Tito Carillo.Back to Calendar