Jeff Chenault Presents
from Quiet Village to Latin Village
Senor Chenault returns to the Tiki Oasis with an all-new Exotica presentation. This time with a Latin twist! You will learn about Exotica’s success in the pop world as well as the significant Latin Jazz artists that helped shape the genre. Join us as we go south of the border with George Shearing, Cal Tjader, Jack Costanzo, and Eddie Cano. As Jeff exclaims: “Exotica music and Latin-Jazz share such a close relationship, that sometimes the only difference is the bird calls.”
As an added bonus Jeff will host a Q & A session with legendary percussionist Jack Costanzo. One of Hollywood’s greatest session players. Jack aka/ “Mr. Bongo” has had an illustrious career that spans over 60 years and counting! Besides his own albums Jack has recorded with Stan Kenton, Billy May, Perez Prado, Pete Rugolo and Xavier Cugat to name just a few. The Tiki Oasis is honored to have such a distinguished guest. Join us as we bust out the bongos!
Jeff Chenault is a Music Historian, Writer and Exotica DJ. He is also a staff writer for Tiki Magazine and is currently producing a series of rare Exotica music for Dionysus Records.