A note from Kelly:
This one comes from my heart! We are thrilled to give you a night of music, featuring The KTO Project and Silvestre Martinez Sextet. This event is happening in less than 2 weeks and we could use your support.
There are many good reasons to come out to see this event-below I've listed 10 reasons to inspire you to attend!
Here is our event page. Please feel free to share with your Facebook friends, and other forms of social media. You can talk about us-we don't mind at all!
Thank you once again for your support of local music!
Kelly Takunda Orphan Martinez
10 GOOD REASONS TO SEE
THE KTO PROJECT & SILVESTRE MARTINEZ ON JUNE 21!
- TWO SHOWS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE: You will see two very dynamic and different bands. The KTO Project will deliver a danceable, lively set of music that weaves musical styles from the African-Diaspora, and The Silvestre Martinez Sextet will deliver Latin Jazz music that has its roots in Oaxaca, Cuba and more.
- GROUP DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE: We are making the concert even more affordable by offering group discount tickets-bring your friends and pay $8 less than the door price!
- RHYTHMIX IS AN AWESOME VENUE: There is plenty of room on the dance floor, plus comfy seating and Rhythmix has a great sound system!
- ALAMEDA IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK: From 880 in Oakland, Just cross over the Park Street Bridge and turn left at the first light. Rhythmix is two blocks down on the left –hand side.
- YOU ARE SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS: Thank you for showing your support for Bay Area musicians.
- YOU'LL FEEL GREAT ONCE YOU ARE OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Studies show live music and dancing make you feel better, but Stanford research has proven that dancing makes you smarter!
- SEE THE DEBUT OF THE SILVESTRE MARTINEZ SEXTET: Witness an incredible project in the making.
- ANTHONY "TRU" PETERSON TO PLAY WITH KTO PROJECT: Anthony (who played guitar with the KTO Project from 2005-2010) is flying out from the east coast to join the KTO Project. He is a masterful guitarist, ukulele and lap steel player. He loves to improvise, and we look forward to his performance!
- KELLY IS PRESENTING A NEW VOCAL ENSEMBLE! I have been dreaming of a new vocal-based group, and we are showing a bit of this dream at the concert. There will be singing!
- THIS CONCERT IS A PERFECT START TO THE SUMMER! We can't wait to share our music with you on the first day of summer!
The KTO PROJECT:
Abraham Gumroyan (bass), Bob Crawford (keys), Silvestre Martinez (percussion),
Deszon Claibourne (drums),
Jose Roberto (guitar & vocals),
Fernanda Bustamante (vocals & violin),
Michelle Jacques (vocals and percussion),
Chris Brown (trumpet),
Sheldon Brown (sax),
Kelly Takunda Orphan Martinez
(vocals and percussion)
Contact Kelly to get on a mailing list for upcoming concerts.
Kelly Takunda Orphan has a delicious blend of traditional and contemporary ingredients in her work. Shes so satisfying.
Keith Terry, Crosspulse.