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Calixto Oviedo


About the Artist

Calixto 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
La Jugada
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 perfomance

March 29- Josefina Mendez Trio At Restaurant Club Heathers Basalt CO
March 31. Josefina Mendez Trio Hotel Limelight Aspen Co
April 1- Josefina Mendez Trio Hotel Jerome Aspen Co
April 19- Salsa Festival Denver . Calixtos Band Salsa Band
April 24- Latin Jazz Night At Mambos Cafe LA Calixtos Band Latin jazz Band
April 25- Guest With Indian Band in LA
April 26- El Criollo With My Band

May: 8 Josefina Mendez Cuartet Jazz Festival At Grand Juction Co
May 17 Five Point Festival DENVER City Calixtos Band
May 18 Echo Park LA Ca Cuban Festival With AC Project Latin Jazz And Cuban Music 4.30 pm
May 18 Echo Park LA Ca Arsenio Rodriguez Proyect 6,00 pm
May 24 Disko La Rumba Calixtos Salsa Band Denver Co

June:
Berklee Percussion Festival 16, 17. 18 Berklee College- Masters Clinics And Concert
June 19,20 and 21 Aspen Snowass jazz festival With My Latin jazz Band'
July- 2 Glenwood Springs Summer Jazz wirh My Band
Agost 8 And 9 San Jose Jazz Festival With My Band
Sept- Tycoon Percussion Clinics In Colombia- Peru - Ecuador
Nov: Europe Tour Fron Nov 7 to 27 Calixtos Band Latin Jazz

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