About the ArtistCalixto Oviedo's artists career spans 38 years. He was the drummer with NG La Banda during the period that produced many of their greatest recordings, including Santa Palabra, Échale Limón, and El Trágico. In the mid-90's, he relocated to Sweden, during which time he made an excellent Timba recording, "La Recompensa" with his son Yulién, and other key members of Charanga Habanera. An Independent Musician, Calixto has worked in bands made up of Cuban Timba stars from various groups, such as pianist/arranger Iván Melón González and singer Mariano Pérez Mena. Some of the bands with which Calixto is currently working are:
Calixto Oviedo y su banda
Lily Hernandez y Su Sonora Clasica
Afro Cuban All Stars
During his 38 years as a professional musician, he has had the opportunity to work and perform with a large number of internationally known musicians, such as: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paquito D’Rivera, David Sanchez, Danilo Pérez, Arturo Sandoval, Luis Conte, Ray Barreto, Chucho Valdés,Giovanni Hidalgo, Willie Colón, Alfredo Rodriguez, Dave Valentin, Juan Pablo Torres, Emiliano Salvador, Chico Freeman, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Tony Martinez, Tata Güines, José Luis "Changuito" Quintana, Miguel "Angá" Diaz, among others
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Upcoming shows and events:
December 12/ 2013// Latin Jazz Concert in Denver.
December 14/2013/ Cuban Music/ Orchestra Colores
December December 26/2013 Cuban Music/ Son Tres Band Boulder/ Denver
January /19/2014 Jazz Club Dazzle /Denver City /Calixtos Way Latin Jazz Band
May/ 7And 8/2014 Perfomance In Seattle /Calixtos Way Latin Jazz Band
May/ 17/2014 Five Points Festival/ Denver Calixtos Way Latin Jazz Band
May 24/2014 Discoteka La Rumba/ Denver Calixto And Lily D Oviedo Salsa Band.
July/2014 Copenhagen Jazz Festival/ Latin Syndicate Band
August/2014 Telluride Jazz Festival/ Calixtos Way Latin jazz Band.