Four Latin jazz bands will perform throughout this afternoon and early evening at the Mission’s First Annual Latin Jazz Festival.
The music begins at 2 p.m. with San Francisco brass band VL Trio, led by Cuban percussionist Carlos Caro, followed by the 20-piece salsa big band Pacific Mambo Orchestra, also from SF. Last spring the orchestra raised over $10,000 on KickStarter to support production costs for its first studio-recorded album.
From Mexico, Laura Rebelloso y Ensemble Marinero will bring a more traditional sound to the festival with its four-piece string and piano instrumentation and Rebelloso’s deep, confident singing. The festival closes with Grupo Adelante.
Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for students at the Brava Theater, 2781 24th St.