Ray Obiedo & Mambo Caribe with very special guest 2nd Planet

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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm


The Fairfield Center for Creative Arts (FCCA)
1035 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA

Event Description

An evening of Latin and Smooth Jazz with Ray Obiedo & Mambo Caribe and the energy of very special guest 2nd Planet.


May 22, 2010
Doors Open 6:30pm
Concert Begins: 7:30pm

The Fairfield Center for Creative Arts (FCCA)
1035 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533

Every seat in this beautiful award-winning 366 seat venue brings you “up close and personal” to the performance.

To order tickets, please visit City Hall at the Mall on the lower level next to JC Penny at The Fairfield Solano Mall located at 1350 Travis Blvd, Fairfield CA 94533 or call the box office at 707.428.7469


Contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Ray Obiedo had an eclectic musical background during his youth in the Bay Area of San Francisco. In addition to releasing 5 great albums on the Windham Hill Jazz label, Ray has successfully excecuted his role as producer, composer, collaborator and performer for well known artist such as Pete Escovedo, Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington Jr, George Duke, Lou Rawls, Peabo Bryson, Sheila E, Andy Narell, Marion Meadows and Joyce Cooling. When Ray is not performing or on tour, he is occupied with the operation of his recording studio (Werewolf Studios) with clients that include drum greats Dennis Chambers, Lenny White and the great young Latin Jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding.


Ray formed Mambo Caribe in 2002 to further explore his love of Latin music. His compositions for the group are drawn from many musical influences, including mainstream Jazz, Brasilian, Afro/Funk, Caribbean as well as other music genres. Mambo Caribe is made up of some the finest jazz musicians with its heavy influence of Afro Cuban Rhythms, a traditional West Coast Latin Jazz sound which is always at the core of the ensemble.


2nd Planet is a diverse music experience specializing in the styles of contemporary/smooth jazz, rock, r&b and funk. 2nd Planet has performed concert events in Northern California since the year 2000. The Northern California based band which consist of 4 musicians released a CD titled “Beyond the Surface” and had co-headlined a concert with music industry renowned guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr.


Visit online: www.myspace.com/rayobiedo & www.2ndPlanet.net