The Alma Villegas Quintet

The Alma Villegas Quintet

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The Alma Villegas Quintet offers a broad selection of latin styles focusing on the traditional bolero, mid-tempo latin jazz, bossa novas and cuban rhythmns such as the mambo, cha-chas and salsa. Songs are sung in three languages Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Biography

Latin Music is more than salsa, it is a compilation of various rhythmns including mexican, cuban, latin american and brazilian. The Alma Villegas Quintet differs from other Latin bands in the Northwest by offering a broad selection of latin styles focusing on the traditional bolero, mid-tempo latin jazz, bossa novas and cuban rhythmns such as the mambo, cha-chas and salsa. Songs are sung in three languages Spanish, English and Portuguese.

After years of growing up in Mexico with the popular Latin standards, Alma Villegas’ lustful voice brings you an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin favorites. From the bouncy feel of “Perfidia” to the passionate tango version of “Besame Mucho”, the smooth and sultry bossa nova “Fotografia” and the salsa sound of “Mi Tierra”, these tunes have captured hearts and entertained internationally for decades.

Alma Villegas started her professional music career by performing with some of Seattle’s most popular Latin music bands including Cambalache & Yerba Buena. This experience prompted her to create a band that offered a more diverse selection of music focusing on the traditional bolero (Latin ballad), sultry and mid-tempo Latin jazz standards, a variety of Cuban rhythms and bossa novas.

The Alma Villegas Quartet/Quintet has performed at various local venues including: Dulces Latin Bistro, Serafina on Eastlake, Bouchée Café in Fremont, St. Clouds, Misto Café, Mamey’s Cuban Café, Madrid, Julia’s on Broadway, The Tractor Tavern, The Triple Door’s Musicquarium and Jazz Alley.

Discography

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Set List

Set times vary depending on the occassion. Length of songs can be from 4 to 7 minutes long depending on the particular latin style. A typical set list would include the following:

Mi Tierra-Salsa
Besame Mucho-Tango
Girl from Ipanema-Bossa Nova
Como Fue-Bolero (ballad)
Quizas "Perhaps"-Cha Cha
Antillana-Salsa
No Encuentro Palabras-Mambo
So Nice-Bossa Nova