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Doug Robinson Plays Well With Others #4

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By Doug Robinson

For the fourth time in my 13 years of living in San Miguel, I’m bringing together an all-star cast of singers and instrumentalists for a “Plays Well With Others” concert event. That means I get to present a bunch of talent deserving wider recognition from Mexico, the US, El Salvador and Cuba … and I get to play with them all.

Since I know so many outstanding musicians in the area, instead of only one concert we’re going to present a special two-night mini-music festival spanning Friday November 17 and Saturday November 18. Note: these evenings will be very different from each other musically, so you can choose one or the other or see both for a discounted ticket price.

Both concerts will take place at Muvarte, the wonderful gallery up by the SAPASMA building. The lineup on Friday will feature the amazing vocalist Iraida Noriega and La Groovy Band from Mexico City. While you might have heard Iraida in concert with Ken Bichel and me before, this will be the first time her new Groovy Band has ever performed in San Miguel, and they are a flat-out excellent group. The music is sexy, funky, chill-out jazz with vocals in Spanish and English and some truly stunning instrumental backing.

Also on Friday, my own organ trio with the great Victor Monterrubio and Ruben Olvera will take the stage to perform some new material that we’re really proud of. And for a couple of those numbers we’ll be joined by my online friend and visiting music professor, saxophonist, and flutist extraordinaire Marty Gilman.

Opening the evening on Friday will be the wonderful cellist Jim Bailey whom you heard playing with guitarist Alfred Muro at the chamber music festival this year. He’ll be playing some solo Bach pieces as well as two duets, one with Lorelei Capell and one with yours truly.

On Saturday, the headliners are the excellent XUC Trio from Mexico City and El Salvador. This is a remarkable young musical group with some of the best instrumentalists that I’ve heard in Mexico, and truthfully anywhere else. Their effortless virtuosity blew away the crowd at our recent A OAXACA CON AMOR benefit concert last month, and I’m proud to give them Saturday night to stretch out.

And there’s more—on Saturday, we also get to hear master pianist Ken Bichel who will be joined by vocalist Maria Sanchez. Opening the evening are Remy Fenoy and Saoco (with Victor Monterrubio) playing their patented brand of sassy Cuban salsa.

There will be delicious snacks and drinks available for purchase, and once we cover our expenses and pay the musicians, we’ll hand the rest of the profits over to Feed the Hungry. So come to one night or the other or pick up a discounted ticket for both nights at Postres Artesenales, on the main floor of Mercado Sano in the old Don Pedro building. And we’ll all hear some great music together!



Doug Robinson Plays Well With Others #4:

A Two-Night Music Experience

Fri, and Sat, Nov 17 and 18, 7:30pm

Muvarte, Prolongación de Alcocer 32


300 pesos per night

550 for both nights

Available at Postres Artesenales in Mercado Sano


Doug Robinson Plays Well With Others #4:

Fri, Nov 17, 7:30pm

By Iraida Noriega And La Groovy Band

Doug Robinson Trio with Marty Gilman

Jim Bailey with Lorelei Capell


Sat, Nov 18, 7:30pm

XUC Trio

By Ken Bichel, Maria Sanchez, Remy Fenoy and

Saoco with Victor Monterrubio


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