LunÀtico is doing it up on New Years Eve as Alvaro Benavides Group invades our bandstand with a night of musica Cubana!
Dinner Specials include:
Shrimp Ceviche w/ mango, scotch bonnet and plantain chips.
Black Sea Bass w/mojo sauce and black beans.
And homemade Dark Chocolate ice cream!
Cocktail Specials! Free bubbly at midnight! Conga breaks! Dancing! We will remove the tables up front as the night parties on!
$20 Cover (cash at door). Three sets of music including a midnight set. Let's reel in 2019 together!
Originally from Venezuela, bassist Álvaro Benavides resides in New York City where he performs with some of the most renown Cuban bands. A brilliant soloist with unshakeable timing, he can shoulder the groove alone when the other musicians drop out or power the band to a devastating bomba climax. Expect wicked thumps, slaps and slides that congeal and combust with the cajón to produce an uplifting powerful rhythmic surge. For eight years he performed at home and internationally with the Pedrito Martinez Group, earning a Grammy nomination as well as with with Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Ruben Blades and Issac Delgado.
Alvaro Benavides ~ bass, vocals
Jainardo Batista ~ congas, vocals
Manuel Márquez - drums
Ariacne Trujillo ~ piano, vocals