11.03.17New Video produce by Conga head August 7th 2017
Percussionist Annette A. Aguilar stops by with her band the StringBeans to perform Meadows by Jasnam Daya Singh (Weber Iago)
arrangement by: Annette A. Aguilar
Annette A Aguilar: Bandleader/Conga/Cajon/vocal
Karen Joseph: Flute
Benny Koonyevsky: Drums
Wilson La Fontaine: Bongo/Cajon
Amy Quint Millan: Keyboard
Deborah Resto: Vocals
Ruben Rodriguez: Bass
Rob Thomas: Violin
Eddie Venegas: Violin/Trombone
Producer / Audio / Video: Javier Raez
Camera / Edit: Trendel Lightburn
Camera: Damon Godbolt
Executive Producer: Martin Cohen
Food and Hospitality: Vivianne Cohen
03.25.17March 25th 2017 @ Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Tres Mujeres Magníficas
del Jazz Latino
Annette Aguilar | Jenn Jade Ledesna | Laura Andrea Leguía
Three magnificent New York Latina jazz artists come together for a very special evening celebrating Women’s History Month. Nicaraguan-American percussionist Annette Aguilar and her acclaimed band, String Beans, demonstrate their virtuosity and versatility with a wide range of material including music from Brazil. Returning to the US after a long residency in Paris, the Dominican / Puerto Rican-American vocalist Jenn Jade Ledesna, accompanied by her trio, brings her high-energy and effervescent style to standards and originals. The Peru-born saxophonist / composer Laura Andrea Leguía and her ensemble fuse Afro-Peruvian folklore and modern orchestration to give audiences a new sound: one that is at once African, Andean and American.
08.06.15Concert Yonkers SULLIVAN OVAL PARK YONKERS, NY
A quick update we will be at Sullivan s Oval in yonkers link is below
We are playing close to the Big baseball field which is next to the parking lot and off knoolwood st
If your driving best etc off sawmill is exit 5
to Walnut (left)
left Elm right on to Van courtland ave
left knoolwood parking lot is to the left.
We hope to see you with the Summer fun!
08.04.15Annette's Education Campaign
One of my focus today is on my educational campaign. I had started to raise funds to support my teaching in The Bronx. I have prolonged this endeavor for quite some time.
I have reached out to organizations in the Bronx, however I was told I did not qualified since I reside in Manhattan even though the students that I teach live in the Bronx. I have learned that grants and funding options have guidelines that must be followed and unfortunately many of them are inhibiting me from doing the work I want to do.
The past several years I have been contemplating on how I can raise funds to continue my work which includes teaching privately and coaching groups ranging from a few to several students in and outside of the classroom. I've never waited for the funding since kids grow and move on and need the coaching now; Time does not wait for anyone (my third Cd is titled The Day Waits for Nobody). I've had many colleagues whom I respect suggest (and tell me) "It's time for you to get funding for what you do". My music education positions are positive ones however the salary that I make does not match the time, work, and funds that are needed to do this work.
Please join us in a campaign that takes us to the higher level of music for our youth.
I have been working"off the clock" for sometime now and it's time to go down a different path to continue the work.thank you
Annette A Aguilar Please check out our link below
07.23.15Concert @ Abewohl Park st 10th st @ second ave
This Friday the Quartet
featuring Deborah Resto Vocals will be @
Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ
Friday May 1st
Salsa night at the Beanrunner
Thursday May 7th @ Corcho Wine room 227 Dyckman st NYC 10034
the best spot for live Music in Inwood NYC
03.08.15BrownstoneJazz Festival LAdy's Got Chops
Sunday March 8, 2015
> LADY GOT CHOPS/ KIM CLARK'S SERIES
> ANNETTE A AGUILAR & StringBeans
> Latin Jazz Brazilian
> Time: Doors Open @ 4pm -7pm
> Admission $30
> BrownstoneJAZZ Tickets @ www.ticketweb.com,
> Sankofa JazzFest Tickets @ Eventbrite.com Sidetour.com
107 Macon St, Brooklyn, New York 11216
11.06.14Women In Latin Jazz Festival Uptown! Northern Manhattan, Washington Heights/Inwood
Announcing the pre Kick off Concert of Women in Latin Jazz Uptown coming to Northern Manhattan( Washington Heights/ Inwood) Thanksgiving week!
stay tune for exact locations and dates!
08.03.14Harlem Meer Festival 2014
Hi Everyone come and catch a Free Concert @ Central Park's Harlem Meer.
On Sunday from 2 pm till 4pm
located at the North end of the park on 110th st between 5th ave and Lenox
we will have a great line up and we look forward to seeing you!
05.29.142014 Honoree Uptown Art Stroll
Greetings Family and Friends!
Today in New York City (this evening 6-8:30pm)
I am very honored to be included as one of the
2014 Honorees of the Uptown Art Art Stroll !
If you are in the area this evening at from 6-8:30pm
Please come to this free event at
HighBridge Park Amsterdam Avenue & 172 st NYC
Hi All Hope you are all enjoying your Summer 2013. We have been having a great time staying close to home playing weekly at The Garden Cafe Inwood NYC. We look forward to the Fall and presenting for the New York Women's Foundation at The Bronx Court house. Keep it Live and stay in tune with us. Please check our Face Book page for frequent updates
Annette A Aguilar and Stringbeans Latin Brazilian Jazz
05.31.13Back at Camaradas El Barrio
Quintet n Guest
03.23.13Aguilar Bean's r Back @ Bean Runner Peekskills NY
Hi folks as part of the lady's got chops festival
Annette A Aguilar and SringBeans are back at the Bean Runner
We Hope to see you! This time we bring one of our favorite vocalist
Catarina Dos Santos
also Chiemi Nakai piano
Jennifer Vincent Bass/perc
two sets from 7:30-10:30pm sitting is at 7:30pm
08.11.12Happy Birthday Annette A Aguilar and StringBeans 20 years
Annette A Aguilar and StringBeans Septet w guest percussion from Chicas de Bean Bloco
Latin Jazz Brazilian
will be performing on
Saturday August 11th @ 7:00pm at The New Haven Jazz Festival on The Green on in New Haven CT
The Jazz festival starts earlier check the website for other great groups that are performing.
August marks the 20th year for
Annette A Aguilar and StringBeans with our first gig was in NYC's East Village August 1992
time fly's when you keep swinging and learning.
if you can't make it pass it on to a folks who can or are interested :)
Rob Thomas Violin
Nicki Denner Piano
Andy Eulau Bass
Benny Koonyevsky Drums
Annette A Aguilar Conga Perc
Miles Lassi Bongo Perc
Vocals Christelle Durandy
We hope to see you at this FREE CONCERT
Please check our FACE BOOK FAN PAGE for Updates and keep tuning in!
Annette A Aguilar and StringBeans Latin Jazz Brazilian on FB
08.12.10Check Out Annette's Interview with Latin Jazz Corner
Part No. 1
08.12.10Check Out Annette's Interview with Latin Jazz Corner
Part No. 2
08.02.10CD Purchase Info
To purchase any of our CD's
No Cheap Dates
and our new CD
The Day Waits for Nobody
Please send a check or MONEY ORDER
$15.00 for Cd $3.00 postage
Annette A Aguilar
73 Payson ave #B1
New York, NY 10034
06.14.10NEW STRINGBEANS CD: THE DAY WAITS FOR NOBODY
New 10 Track CD Featuring:
Annette A Aguilar Bandleader, Conga, Bongo, Bell, Surdo,
Marimba, Pandeiro, cajon, maracas, caxixi, Vocal
Freddie Bryant Guitar
Vince Cherico Drums
Nanny Assis Vocal
Nicki Denner Piano
Lewis Kahn Trombone
Benny Koonyvesky Drums
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis Vocals
Ruben Rodriguez Electric and Baby Bass
Rob Thomas Violin&Cello
Ellen Uryevick-Adams Concert Harp
Pablo Vergara Piano
Jennifer Vincent Acoustic Bass
Eddie Venegas Violin/Trombone
Read Stellar Review from:
host/producer "Que Viva La Musica," 89.1 WFDU-FM,
and columnist, Latin Beat Magazine
Annette A. Aguilar is one of the most innovative, visionary bandleaders I've known. In this brilliant third production with her group Stringbeans--consisting of some of Latin music's and Jazz's most respected, virtuosic players--the renowned percussionist takes things to a whole new level, synthesizing Afro-Cuban /Latin Jazz and Brazilian music more dynamically than ever. Sultry, swinging, soulful and scintillating are adjectives that come to mind when describing this release, which defies categorization. And, as Aguilar says, "Just because it has a more harmonic structure, one that's real jazzy, doesn't mean you can't dance to it!"