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Procrastinator’s Cinco de Mayo

Date and Time for this Past Event



Tlaloc will be offering $2.00 street tacos and Conjunto Pelόn will be performing for Procrastinator's Cinco de Mayo!

ABOUT: Conjunto Pelόn

Pedro Rosales is a renowned percussionist celebrated for his fierce, energetic playing, his expressive vocal interpretations, his sensitivity as an accompanist, and his creative and prolific compositions.

Born in Lima, Peru, Pedro discovered his passion for percussion at the age of fourteen. In 1992, Pedro moved to San Francisco, where he co-founded the experimental ensemble Malambo Kombo with pianist Jorge Molina and has been deeply embedded in the San Francisco scene ever since. Pedro is honored to have accompanied many of the most celebrated Peruvian singers and artists. Pedro is well-known in the Bay Area music scene as a collaborator, sharing his knowledge and curiosity with musicians immersed in a variety of Afro-latin traditions.

David Pinto is a Peruvian native best-known for his work as musical director, arranger and bassist with Grammy-winner Susana Baca, Diva of Afro-Peruvian song. David has toured internationally playing over 800 concerts, including The Kennedy Center and The Hollywood Bowl, Theatre De La Ville (Paris), Royal Festival Hall (London) and more.

Currently residing in the Bay Area, he produces and leads his own groups. He teaches at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA and has conducted the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Latin Youth Ensemble, as well as clinics of Latin music and bass at The Conservatory of Nice, San Francisco State University, and more.

Jeff McNish, is a unique and talented guitarist who applies himself to many diverse musical styles. His skills in combining like-minded musicians to achieve a unified goal is to be admired. During the pandemic he was the kingpin of driveway Latin Jazz jams at his home in Alameda keeping the music alive! Mr. McNish played guitar with the BBH Serenaders, 2006 Carriacou Parang Champions.

Reid Whatley is a versatile multi-instrumentalist playing timbales in Conjunto Pelόn. He also plays drum set, upright and electric bass, and keyboards. He performed with Wrecking Crew members Hal Blaine and Steve Douglas in the Steve Douglas band in 1992, recorded drums/percussion on feature films “Eat A Bowl Of Tea,” “Unbearable Lightness Of Being,” and “Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse,” the making of Apocalypse Now.

Mr. Whatley fronts his own band, comedic jump swing act, “Big Cheese and The Jive Rats” and plays drums in the Steely Dan tribute band, “Slinky Thing.” If you don’t blink, you can see Mr. Whatley as an extra tackling Bruce Dern in the 1986 film, “On The Edge.” “$86 a day for two days on Mount Tamalpais and the best damn catering truck I ever ate at!”