Trio Los Vigilantes
December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Perfect Holiday concert! Come and let the music take you away!
“Trio Los Vigilantes Strings”
Doors 8:00pm / Show 8:30pm
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Tickets: Advanced tickets $20 / At the door $25 / Limited Tables available for 4 people $100
About the music: Trio Los Vigilantes was formed in the late 1990’s with the idea of transporting their listeners to the days of yesteryear, of Caballeros y Damas, recreating the romance of La Epoca de Oro…The Golden Age. In the 1950’s, the music of Latin America was at the peak of a period of intense creativity, and one of the many genres that gained a lot of popularity during this time was the Bolero, especially those played by the trios of Mexico like Los Panchos. These Boleros reflected a sense of Spanish melodrama and sentimentality, but also borrowed musically from American jazz and pop.
Los Vigilantes was spearheaded by Isaac Peña, inspired by his father who had his own trio in the late 50’s in South Texas. When Isaac met Mexico City expatriate, Luis Angel Ibañez, their mutual affinity for the Bolero was the bond that laid the foundation for the formation of Los Vigilantes. They knew that though the Bolero and the tradition of the Trio had faded for decades, there would be many who would feel their same sense of nostalgia and wonder from its reintroduction. Being both Baritones they began working on the 2nd and 3rd harmony voices, but knew that a Tenor would be needed to complete the group–a high, pure voice to carry the melody. After auditioning a few people, there was one who clearly stood above the rest, John Pointer. Though not a Spanish-speaker, the passion of his voice and his knowledge of Italian (and its similiarity to Spanish) made him the ideal candidate for Los Vigilantes.
After a hiatus of several years, Trio Los Vigilantes has reunited to keep the Trio tradition alive into the 21st century, and carry the torch of the Bolero and La Epoca de Oro for years to come.