A Musical Tsunami with Issac Delgado

Posted on Mar 2, 2010

Just got back from Hawaii where I was there to attend my goddaughter’s wedding – a beautiful ceremony that was delayed due to a tsunami warning. Thank god nothing happened! However, right before I left for Hawaii, I had the pleasure of emceeing the pair of Issac Delgado shows at the beautiful Bimbos 365 Club in SF for the opening night of the SF Jazz Spring Season. What a pair of exciting shows! Issac was totally into the shows-charismatic, engaging the audience and effortlessly singing with his trademark smooth voice. He fronted a powerful band consisting of an explosive five piece horn section, 2 keyboards (one played by his son), a dancing bass player and an explosive rhythm section. Issac is one of the original voices of timba going back to the late 80’s/early 90’s with NG La Banda (que manda!) . Issac got everyone on the dance floor with his blend of Cuban salsa and timba with material taken from his last 2 recordings “En Primera Plana” and “Asi Soy” He also threw in pregones from soneros such as Beny More and improvised parts of songs for the audience in between songs. Now that was a musical tsunami!