Dayren SANTAMARIA & 'Made In Cuba': Afro-Cuban Jazz Band
with Oscar Hernandez-Piano, Joey De Leon-Drums, Oskar Cartaya-Bass Candi Sosa-Vocals, Kevin Ricard-Congas, Dayren Santamaria-Violin
Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:30 PM PDT
Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA
Dayren was fated to be an entertainer. Born in Matanzas, Cuba to a professional musician father and an actress mother, she opted for a musical life and chose to study violin at age 8. Her passion for music has taken her on a journeyaround the world and across musical styles.
After graduating from the National Art School in Havana, she had extended engagements playing with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Havana and as concertmaster of the Camerata Romeu. Both engagements involved extensive live performance, international touring, recording, and film score work in a range of genres.
Dayren earned her master's in music performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa. While in Tampa, she recorded and performed with respected artists including Gumbi Ortiz and Fred Johnson. She also performed regularly with world-music group Wassalou at Walt Disney World and with theUSF Symphony Orchestra.
Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2006, she has worked extensively with latin jazz ensemble Mongorama and appears on their Grammy-nominated 2012 CD. She has also performed in LA with variety of groups including performances with actor/musician/producer Andy Garcia, a fellow Cuban emigree. She still has time to pursue other musical activites including working with other groups and teaching engagements.