When translated from the Spanish, Guisando Caliente means "Cookin' Hot," and that's just what this eight-piece band promises to do Saturday at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday.
"We do a mix of Afro-Caribbean rhythms with jazz and with be-bop," said Frankie Pinero, leader of the instrumental Latin band. "Our Afro-Caribbean rhythms have the power to make everybody dance, regardless of the culture."
This will be Guisando Caliente's second performance at the Clearwater festival. Since their appearance last year, they have played at the Sarasota Jazz Festival, A Taste of Florida Festival, Salsa Meets Jazz at the State Theater, and many other Latin festivals.
"We've made four new arrangements especially for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday," Pinero said.
The keyboardist from Ray Barretto's band happens to be an old friend of Pinero's from New York. He is scheduled to perform with Guisando Caliente on Saturday.
_ LAURA T. COFFEY
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