Win Tickets ($24): Funky Saxophones & Afro-Cuban Mash-up!! @ Star Theater | w/ Quadraphonnes & Melao De Cuba, Portland 2015 Christmas Weekend

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Funky Saxophones & Afro-Cuban Mash-up!! @ Star Theater on December 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 21.


From our sponsors:
THE QUADRAPHONNES with Melao de Cuba @ Star theater Funky Saxophones & Afro-Cuban Mash-up!!
December 26, 2015
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $12 Doors | 21+

Star Theater
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Just a little over one year after releasing their sophomore album, Get The Funk Out!, The Quadraphonnes bring to the stage a hard-hitting, funk infused show. The now 7 piece band, with the addition of guitarist Cameron Morgan, not only gets the party going with high energy horn lines and powerhouse vocals, but also lays down the funk with screaming guitar solos and a rock solid rhythm section.

Passionate about the saxophone, its characteristics and possibilities, these strong, talented, ladies break the boundaries of the saxophone quartet with their mighty chops, tantalizing grooves, soaring solos and dynamic vocals. Covering a variety of musical styles from jazz-funk-pop, to avant-garde, gypsy-punk and classical, the quads put on a great show! Celebrating their 8th year together, their newest album, Get the Funk Out! is all funk, all original and features their booty-shaking rhythm section with cameo guest appearances from guitarist, Jennifer Batten and percussionist, Mike Snyder. Mary-Sue Tobin, Chelsea Luker, Mieke Bruggeman and Michelle Medler are multi-talented, serious musicians who defy the idea that four beautiful women playing saxes is just a gimmick. The Quadraphonnes will blow you away!

Melao de Cuba

Melao, the Spanish word for molasses, is a group of talented Portland musicians who come together to share the beauty and exuberance of traditional Cuban music.

Just as molasses is transformed into one of the oldest spirits of the world, rum, Melao transforms elements of Afro-Cuban and Spanish music into vibrant, danceable music that lifts your spirit and brings joy to your heart.

Melao de Cuba 100% Salsa Orchestra is a salsa band with a fierce horns section!!

  • Virginia López, Lead Vocals, percussion
  • Mieke Bruggeman, Vocals, Baritone Sax
  • Caroline Chaparro, Tenor Sax
  • Chris Nakato, Trombone
  • Ronell Aguilera, Trumpet
  • Levis Dragulin, Trumpet
  • Samuel Eisen-Meyer, Electric Guitar
  • Art Alexander, Piano
  • Bryan Hopkins, Bass
  • Jay Machamer, Congas
  • Mimy, timbales

Booking / Contact
Virginia López / 503-720-8275

“Solid Salsa inspired beats with Afro-Cuban Rhythms that makes the audience get up and dance!”

“Traditional Cuban Country Music, the roots of Salsa!”
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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($24): Funky Saxophones & Afro-Cuban Mash-up!! @ Star Theater | w/ Quadraphonnes & Melao De Cuba, Portland 2015 Christmas Weekend

  1. Leanne shriver December 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    Let’s get funkaaay!!!

  2. marco December 14, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    These. ladies shouldn’t have to re-prove their credentials. Just hear them. I have, many times.

    A musical gimmick? Not a chance,

  3. Carmen December 15, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Awesome is the best word to use for these bands.They are both great bands.
    It will be a blast having the honor to enjoy both under the same theater.

  4. Carmen December 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    Looking forward to this wonderful show.

  5. Evelyne Moyo December 15, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve been loving this group from their beginning. I hope I get to see them on the 26th! Great way to spend an evening.

  6. Chris December 15, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    dance dance dance…yes!

  7. Ashley Turner December 16, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

    What a blast!

  8. Linda S December 17, 2015 at 10:41 am #

    Nice way to spend the day after Christmas

  9. Nestor Flores December 17, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Yo quiero ir a bailar!!!

  10. Dave G. December 17, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    Sounds killer!

  11. Eric December 17, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    my wife and i have been anticipating a chance to shake our asses… this powerhouse show sure would do the trick

  12. Nasheena December 18, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    These tickets are mine mine mine…well please please please PDX Pipeline. I want to get my dance on with my sexy husband!

  13. Kalima December 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    Afro-Cuban sounds, I need some in my life!

  14. Rene Filardo December 19, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

    Let them blow up the musical dialogue where modern and traditional share the same space. I want to be where the music is progressing : )

  15. Sheryn Schwartzenhauer December 20, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    Melao de Cuba is my favorite band in the whole wide world!!! Ive never seen the Quadraphonnes perform, but im anxious to as I know they are fabulous also…would love to win tickets!

  16. Sheyla December 21, 2015 at 2:57 am #

    Virgínia and Band are da bomb!!!

  17. Shasha Andrews December 21, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    This sounds like a ton of fun! Soul Sisters in Cuban Beat!! Amazazing!!! Need to get my salsa/funk on!!

  18. Julie December 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    ¡Agua! This looks like such a good time!

  19. Valerie Thompson December 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    This sound like a “funky good time” I would love to be a part of this concert and shake off some of this holiday stress! What better way than to shake ya booty to the beat, forget all your cares and have a funky good time!

  20. Mauraborealice December 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    saxophones! Yeah!

  21. Rose December 23, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    Nothing like some Afro Cuban funk to keep the holiday spirit kicking! Would love to go.

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