We were thrilled to welcome Seattle’s longest-running Latin Jazz group Sonando to our Seattle studios for a live performance.
Formed in 1990 by pianist and tresero Fred Hoadley, Sonando has recorded three stellar albums, won an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear award for Best Acoustic Jazz Group of 2007, and received a grant to arrange and perform the music of jazz great Charles Mingus, Afro-Cuban style, in 2011.
Hoadley studied both piano and the Cuban guitar called the tres with Cuban masters, and he brings a wealth of musical knowledge to the songs and arrangements for Sonando. The band is comprised of some of the best all-round musicians in Seattle. Sonando features Fred Hoadley, Ricardo Guity, Tom Bergersen, Steve Smith, Ben Verdier, Nathan Vetter and Jim Coile.