Courtesy photo The local jazz group Emanon is performing free music at the Highlands Inn LoungeÊin SebringÊfrom 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday. Musicians are bongo players Jose Ibanez and Pedro Montanez, guitarist Martin Rimoldi, keyboardist Doug Andrews, drummer Bill Anderson and bassist Manny Patino.
published: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Emanon performing Tuesdays
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Emanon is now performing live jazz music at the Highlands Inn Lounge from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday.
There is no admission fee and there is plenty of room for dancing in the lounge. Highlands Inn is at 6525 U.S. 27 North, in front of Sun 'N Lake and Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. The lounge features a full bar and is open from 4-10 p.m. Tuesdays. It is also open various other days throughout the week with live entertainment. Classic Buffet, which offers a large variety of American cuisine, is in Highlands Inn and is open until 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy dinner in the lounge while listening to the music.
Emanon, a local group founded by trumpeter Dave Naylor, has performed in the Highlands County area for seveal years. The group has a variety of seasoned performers. Members performing at the Highlands Inn are keyboardist Doug Andrews, drummer Bill Anderson, guitarist Martin Rimoldi, bassist and author Manny Patino and guest appearances on bongos from Pedro Montanez and Jose Ibanez.
Andrews has been playing keyboard since making the switch from guitar upon graduating from college in 1970. He also is an accomplished composer and arranger. Presently 100 of his choral works are widely published by a number of choral publishers and performed widely.
Since moving to Florida in 1982, he has played keyboards with a variety of bands and musicians. For the last couple of years he and bassist Manny Patino have performed locally for a variety of occasions. He also is the pianist for the Peter Graves Orchestra.
Presently, Andrews is the Dean of Cultural Programs at South Florida State College in Avon Park.
Anderson has been the minister of music at the First United Methodist Church of Sebring for the past 27 years. He has degrees from Troy State University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Anderson has played drums and percussion professionally since the age of 14 with various rock, jazz, funk, concert bands and orchestras. He has also played in recording studios in Muscle Shoals and Montgomery, Ala. and Atlanta, Ga. He had taught private percussion and was the jazz band director at Troy State University as well as director of bands at Kathleen Senior High School and Lake Placid High School
Presently, as director of the music ministry he is the director of the Adult Vocal Ensemble, Youth Choir, Lost And Found Praise Band, Jubilee Ringers (handbell choir) and the Wind Ensemble.
Rimoldi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1975. He began his music studies at the age of 8 with his aunt who was a professional classic piano player. When she died, he studied for two years at the Collegium Musicum in Buenos Aires. After that, he studied with private jazz guitar/bass professors (Diego Rivera, Alejandro Giusti and Daniel Pelegrini). Since the age of 19, he has been playing with different jazz and pop bands in Buenos Aires. He played and recorded with El Metodo, Los Padres, Bebop and Black Soul. His principal instrument is the guitar, however he also plays the bass guitar. His preferred styles are jazz, bossa, fusion and meditation music. His style was developed listening to Jazz Greats such as Larry Carlton, John McLaughlin, Michael Camilo, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Scofield, Roben Ford, Victor Wooten, among many others. He moved to Sebring with his family in 2011 and has been playing in local gigs since then.
Patino studied music at Miami-Dade Community College, University of Miami and Florida International University where he received a bachelor's degree in music. He has more than 50 CD/LP recordings and countless performances throughout the world accompanying artists in various genres, including jazz and Latin jazz artists Ed Calle, Nextor Torres, Dave Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Giovanni Hidalgo, Patato Valdez, Paquito Hechavarria, Ira Sullivan, Arturo Sandoval, Luis Salinas, Othello Molineaux and Robert Perera. He also performed with pop and Latin pop artists Selena, Barrio Boys, Gloria Esefan, James Brown, Gloria Gaynor, Emmanuel and Ricardo Cocciante among numerous others.
Patino authored two instructional books entitled "Afro-Cuban Bass Grooves" and "Afro-Cuban Keyboard Grooves" (Warner Bros.) in addition to the published transcription for "Cachao Masterpiece Vol. 1" - Israel Lopez "Cachao" (Warner Bros.).
Patino was also part of the adjunct music faculty at Miami-Dade Community College from 1991 to 2001. He currently freelances throughout South Florida in jazz trio and quartet settings where he feels there is more "room" and freedom of expression.
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