In 2013, Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All-Stars performed at KCTS9 television for our first “remote” Studio Session. This time, KNKX took over the Moore Theatre in Seattle for the afternoon with this multi-faceted and most talented band.
The Afro-Cuban All-Stars include Juan de Marcos’ accomplished daughters Gliceria (vibes and keyboards) and Laura (clarinets), as well as his wife and band manager Gliceria on percussion.
Juan de Marcos directs the band with tremendous energy, and plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument with six strings separated into three sets. The charismatic Emilio Suarez Martinez is the lead singer.
Juan de Marcos (band leader), Gliceria Gonzalez (vibraphone and keyboard), Gliceria Abreu (percussion), Laura Lydia Gonzalez (clarinet), Emilio Suarez (vocals), Jose M. Crego Tamayo (piano), Jiovanni Cofiño Sanchez (bass), Orlando de Jesus Fraga Perez (trumpet), Juio Diaz (trumpet), Yoanny Pin Facenda (trumpet), Caleb Michel (timbales), Tany Allende Dominguez (congas), Asley Rosell Varela (bongos)