Concert: Salsa Band!
WEATHER UPDATE: Due to the threat of rain our concert at RiverLoop scheduled for Saturday, June 4 will be moved to Sunday, June 5 at 7:30pm.
The concert will still feature Orquesta Alto Maiz with live orchestra. Move to the beat overlooking the waterfront in downtown Waterloo as wcfsymphony plays alongside the band throughout the show and performs a few latin-themed tunes on our own.
Arrive at 6 pm to enjoy some of the best local food the Cedar Valley has to offer prior to our open-air concert at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre. Food and drinks from a variety of vendors and food trucks will be available for purchase.
The concert begins at 7:30 pm and will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Select food vendors will remain open during and after the show.
Orquesta Alto Maiz is something of a musical enigma: a popular Latin-jazz-dance band made up of musicians living in the "heartland" of America. The Latin-tinged music they perform, usually found in the clubs of New York City, L.A. or Miami, has secured them a reputation as one of the hottest bands in the Midwest.
Orquesta Alto Maiz plays a wide range of Latin musical styles, including merengue, samba, cha-cha-cha, salsa, calypso, and boleros. In addition to Latin-jazz standards by Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Ismael Miranda, Mario Bauzá, Poncho Sanchez and others, the band has produced many successful original compositions as well.
Alto Maiz has recorded much of this music on an array of commercial recordings: Puerto de Tierra (1989), Casa del Fuego (1991), Dancing in the Corn (1993), Azucar Caliente (1995), Década (1997), Live at Montreux (1999), Añejando (2001), Ritmo en Azul (2004), Veinte (2006) and Live On Fire (2008).
Regardless of the age or musical preferences of its audience, Orquesta Alto Maiz strikes a common chord. Once exposed to this vibrant, pulsating music, people find it so irresistible their feet won't keep still! Audience participation - dancing, singing - is enthusiastically encouraged at Alto Maiz shows, including tonight’s.
Learn more at salsaband.band