Orchestrotica News: Raffle, Oct. Shows, Tees, Tiki Oasis, and more
Aug 15, 2014
I hope yours has been as enjoyable as mine. Mr. Ho has been deep into his urban gardening as usual trying to grow lime trees and steaks but having more luck with zucchini and lettuce. And, I had a fantastic time visiting Portugal in July too. My Portuguese still works pretty well...but I still prefer speaking Brasileiro ;-) Incidentally, I got put on the spot to perform in Coimbra, so you can watch a brief cajon/caixa video here!
Fan Thanks + Where’s the Orchestrotica?
We will be back in October; we’re just taking it easy after a long and fulfilling 2013, thanks to you. We went to Germany, Mexico, had our first concerts in DC and Arizona, and released a new record, which you helped make possible. And on that note, we would like to congratulate the winner of our Facebook Vinyl Raffle, Insanitiki who won a copy of our limited-edition red vinyl (thanks Santiago Ruiz for the photo too!).
I’d also like to thank super NYC fan Gloria M. who helped select our winner and while we’re on the topic, thanks to Andy C. and all the rest of you who occasionally share the music you love; I’m always curious what folks are listening to and amazed at some of the comparisons people draw! ;-) We truly appreciate all of you who support our craft and are on this musical journey through life. Without you, there is no point in us creating new music!
October Quintet Mini-Tour + Raffle
We just confirmed a couple new quintet dates and hope to add a few more:
|Add||Fri, Oct. 17 @ 7:30 PM||Lily Pad||Cambridge, MAMAP|
|Add||Sat, Oct. 18 @ 8:30 PM||Shapeshifter||Brooklyn, NYMAP|
We’re going to do a little raffle for guest list spots for both shows. To be eligible, just make sure your postal code and info are up to date with us for now. Later, we will explain how to enter/win!
In California? Get Our Music @ Tiki Oasis This Weekend
While we won’t be there unfortunately, our pal Lee from Dionysus Records will be selling copies of our black limited-edition vinyl, and all of our CDs at this year’s Tiki Oasis party. Save on shipping!
Store Update + Esquivel CD News
We are down to a handful of copies of our acclaimed debut big band album,
The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel. We also have some new stock of t-shirts (mens and ladies) available in the store. Consider picking one up today!
Huffington Post calls us the "best music to drink tiki cocktails too" - we agree!
Downbeat named us a "Rising Star Big Band" - 4 years running!
See you in October and thanks again for supporting our music!
Mr. Ho / Brian
for Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica
Esquivel Big Band / Global Jazz Quintethttp://orchestrotica.com/