Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars

Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars

Cuban Jam Session

Famed actor Andy Garcia shows a different side to his talents when he brings Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars to the stage of City National Grove of Anaheim, Friday, June 14. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, Friday, May 3, at 10AM.

Along with his Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy nominations for his acting, Andy Garcia is a Grammy and Latin Grammy award winning producer. Under his own CineSon Productions label, he has performed as a musician/vocalist, and producer on the following musical projects:  Volumes I and II of “Cachao Master Sessions” – the former a 1994 Grammy Award winner, and the latter a 1995 Grammy Award nominee as well as a 1996 DownBeat Critics Poll Beyond Album of the Year winner. Garcia produced and performed on “Cachao - Cuba Linda,” his third collaboration with Maestro Cachao, produced for CineSon, and nominated for a 2000 Latin Grammy Award and 2001 Grammy Award. The pair re-teamed for the 2004 release, “Cachao - ¡Ahora Sí!,” the fourth installment of Cachao’s master sessions. The album, released under the CineSon label and accompanied by an hour-long behind-the-scenes film of the same name, was directed by Garcia. “Ahora Si!” won both the Grammy and Latin Grammy for best Traditional Tropical record for Cachao and Garcia. He also produced and performed on the For Love Or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story soundtrack and its Emmy Award-winning score, as well as producing and performing on numerous songs for the Just The Ticket soundtrack. Also, under CineSon Garcia produced the original Soundtrack to his film The Lost City (Univision Records), for which he wrote the original musical score along with directing and starring.

Under the CineSon banner Garcia made his directorial debut with Cachao...Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos (Like His Rhythm There Is No Other) a feature-length documentary concert film on renowned Cuban bass player and composer Israel Lopez "Cachao," co-creator of the Mambo. The film, which Garcia co-produced, received worldwide critical praise. The CineSon All Stars, comprised of members of Cachao’s original band, recorded with Mr. Garcia on his original score for his film “The Lost City.”

A long-time collaborator with Arturo Sandoval, Mr. Garcia also composed numerous songs with him, most recently, "Christmas In Conway," the end credits to his film by the same name.

Mr. Garcia and The CineSon All Stars have performed in venues and festivals around the world including Italy, France and Russia. The band has performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York, The Palazzo in Las Vegas, Utah Music Festival, Spoleto Music Festival, and a number of venues in Los Angeles including the Nokia Theater (now the Peacock Theater), the Conga Room, Catalina’s, BB Kings, Sob’s, the Greek Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Geffen Theater. They also had a special performance at Vibiana in Los Angeles for the Latin Recording Academy Grammy Acoustic Sessions. Garcia was recently presented with the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame’s La Musa Living Legend Award.

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