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Seven Steps To Havana

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Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minnepolis, MN

Great Latin jazz from a septet of international talent.

Composed of members from North America, Brazil, Africa and the Caribbean, Seven Steps to Havana truly brings the world into their music. Based in Latin jazz, this septet covers salsa, rumba, and bolero rhythms, transporting its audience to another place and time. This group features bandleader Doug Little, who has been active on the Twin Cities scene for many years with jazz groups like The Motion Poets and Latin/salsa projects like Charanga Tropical.

Viviana Pintado, keyboards

Eliezer Freitas-Santos, percussion

Mark Miller, trombone

Bill Simenson, trumpet

Yohannes Tona, bass

Mariano Flores, drums/timbales

Doug Little, saxophones/flute

Seven Steps To Havana

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Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Downtown Minneapolis

Seven Steps To Havana will sizzle at the Dakota Jazz Club. Featuring Doug Little, Viviana Pintado, Bill Simenson, Mariano Flores, and others.

A septet of international talent combines the rhythmic spice of salsa with the harmonic richness of jazz. The resulting sounds soar- intriguing, entrancing, Latin jazz at it best!

$10 Age limit: All ages

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Age limit: All ages

Bridge Chamber Fest

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Northfield Middle School Auditorium, 2200 Division St S, Northfield, MN

Seven Steps To Havana performs at the Bridge Chamber Festival sponsored by St. Olaf College, Carlton College, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. This fine music festival presents mostly classical music but each year offers up top notch jazz artists from the Twin Cities and elsewhere. Come out and listen to the sizzling sounds for a hot summer evening! More info at