KCC Productions presents Grammy-winner Felipe Lamoglia and his ensemble Thursday, March 14, at Sweet Saloon, 7100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. Downbeat is at 9 PM. Born and educated in Cuba, he is a graduate of the prestigious Superior Institute of Art (ISA).
In the U.S. he immediately began performing with the late Celia Cruz. In 2001 he began playing with Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, performing all over the world and recording on Trumpet Evolution, as well as two DVD releases: Live at the Blue Note NYC and Live at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. In 2004 he joined Grammy winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba, recording on his Grammy-nominated album, Paseo (Blue Note). In 2006 Lamoglia arranged and played on Ignacio Berroa’s debut album Codes, also released on Blue Note and nominated for a Grammy. In 2007 Felipe contributed as arranger, performer, and composer for Arturo Sandoval's Grammy-winning album, Rumba Palace.
Throughout the years he has continued to develop his solo work and in 2007 released his first solo CD, Dimensions, recorded in Brazil. This album incorporated Felipe’s Afro-Cuban roots with a blend of Brazilian music and straight-ahead jazz. He is currently promoting his quintet, Afro-Cuban Beats.
Felipe has shared the stage with musical giants such as Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Eldar Djangirov, Dafnis Prieto, Ignacio Berroa and many others, participating in Major Jazz Festivals in the U.S. and abroad including JVC, Playboy, Newport, Henieken Jazz, Red Sea and in venues such as Blue Note, Iridium, Jazz Standard, Yoshi's, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and many more.
Housed in Moonchine’s mezzanine is Miami’s best kept secret, The Sweet Saloon. This unique combination lounge and dessert bar is the perfect fusion of Dj’s spinning, Live music, Unique entertainment and Beautiful people. The saloons menu is perfect for those seeking after hour munchies. Here, food and drink aficionados are offered an array of sweet, salty, and spicy delicacies. Imagine devouring a Chocolate Bomb or delighting your senses with a Tuna Tataki, lightly grilled with some tangy Ponzu sauce. If you are wondering if this main-stream saloon is for the sweet or the spicy we suggest you check it out for yourself.