The Andres Prado Quintet will be playing at the Dakota tonight. http://www.dakotacooks.com/pages/live_jazz.html
Tickets are $5 and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Here is a videow and review of his performance at the Artist's Quarter last month:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRsYn2iTIA
Back briefly from his native Peru and making his first Twin Cities bar appearance in a year, Andres Prado is a compelling composer and able guitar soloist, blessed with intensity, quiet charisma and one of the best jazz bands in town (Pete Whitman, sax; Peter Schimke, piano; Jeff Bailey, bass; Kevin Washington, drums). His music is mostly original post-bop inspired by the usual heavyweights (John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk) but he?ll occasionally dip into his Andean heritage to beautifully retool folk songs. And on those indigenous numbers, Washington gets to show off his recently-honed talent on the ?cajon,? a wooden box that becomes both chair and percussion instrument. Washington even sings a bit some nights, with a voice far superior to lots of folks who routinely sing for their suppers.