History at a Glance

Halifax Jazz Festival 2016

Submitted byJeff Goodspeed onSat, 16 Jul 2016 - 7:22 pm

The Los Primos Project was invited to present a show at the Jazz Festival on July 16. The show featured a new band called “Eclecticus” made up of students who have learned to play Cuban music through their years playing with Los Primos bands and receiving instruction from Cuban professionals who have traveled to Halifax in support of the Project.

Eclectics at on the Jazz Festival Stage

Augusto Enriquez with the Back Alley Big Band in Ottawa

Submitted byJerry Rideout onSun, 14 Feb 2016 - 4:01 pm

Twenty-two musicians from Halifax joined Augusto Enriquez to present a show for the members of the House of Commons and the Senate on October 3'rd, 2016. The event was sponsored by the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa and featured the show, 'Sinatra meets Moré' which the band presented in Havana at the Karl Marx Theatre in October 2015.

Augusto Enriquez

Augusto Enriquez & The Back Alley Big Band

The Back Alley Big Band in Havana - October 2015

Submitted bysite onMon, 5 Oct 2015 - 12:38 pm

In October 2015 world famous classical guitarist and composer Leo Brouwer invited the Back Alley Big Band to perform in his Festival de Voix Humanes with Augusto Enriquez. Their performance was recorded for TV in Cuba and shown on National television 3 times. As a result they have been invited to play in Ottawa for the members of the House of Commons and the Senate on October 3, 2016.

Back Alley Big Band heading to Havana

Augusto In Ravello

Submitted byJeff Goodspeed onWed, 22 Jul 2015 - 9:35 pm

Augusto Enriquez was invited to perform a show in the prestigious Revello Festival in Itally. Alison Enriquez, Alejandro Enriquez and Yamile Casanueva were joined by Jeff Goodspeed, Frank Rubio and Alfred Thompson to present the excerpts from Augusto's  CD Te Doy Una Canción. This 3 CD set features the music of Silvio Rodriguez and ranges in style from traditional Cuban Bolero to Big Band Jazz. 

Ravello the band

Augusto Enríquez with the Back Alley Big Band - Jazz Fest

Submitted byJeff Goodspeed onFri, 11 Jul 2014 - 1:47 pm

After the debut perfromance at the DFAA 2014, The Back Alley Big Band with Augusto Enriquez up front, and under the direction of Paul Barrett was invited to perform at the Halifax Jazz Festival 2014. Augusto Enriquez

Added for this show were the vocals of Yamile Casanueva and Alison Enríquez.