Pa’lante 2018! Watch This Space For All The Upcoming Shows!

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Check out the band in these video clips!

“Nada de Ti”, Pa’lante at South Park Blocks National Night Out

Come out and see us! We promise to keep you dancing for joy!

A few of our Past Performances:


“Salsa Na Ma”, Pa’lante at Holladay Park

Dancers Go Wild in 102 degree Hillsboro summer!

Oye Como Va, Pa’lante at Streets of Tanasbourne Game Nights



Thursday May 5, 2016, 5:30 pm, Pa’lante Latin Jazz Quintet at The Pink Rose, 1300 NW Lovejoy

Saturday June 4, 6:30-7:30, Rose Festival Rose City Stage near SW Yamhill.

Friday August 5, National Night Out & Downtown Neighborhood Association in the South Park Blocks, 6:30 to 8 pm.

Saturday August 20, Multnomah Days fair in Multnomah Village, 2 to 4 pm.

Friday August 26, Dayton Friday Nights series finale, 6:30 to 9 pm

Sunday August 28, Hawthorne Street Fair

More on the way!

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TIME CHANGE!!! NOW AT 4 PM,  Saturday September 12, Orange Line Light Rail Opening, Park Ave and McLoughlin (99E) on top of the parking structure at the Park Ave end of the line station. 4 pm. FREE! Music all day starting at 11 and we come on at 4 for one hour. Ride the new light rail free all day with celebrations at stops on the way. You can bike directly to the Park Ave station and the celebration is right on the Trolley Trail (connects to Springwater Corridor). 

July 18, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, 6 pm, FREE! This stellar 3 day jazz festival under the St. John’s Bridge in beautiful Cathedral Park overlooks the bridge and the Willamette River. We are thrilled to be playing the festival and Saturday’s line-up is fantastic! Put on by the Jazz Society of Oregon. 

Saturday August 8, Celebrate Hillsboro. 9 am-9:45 am. FREE! Main Street Stage on Main and 4th. Dance to fiery Salsa and Latin Jazz for breakfast in the cool of the morning! See what salseros can do at 9 in the morning! They’ll blow your socks off.

Saturday August 8, Matt Dishman Community Center’s Street Dance & Block Party 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. FREE! Come join us and dance at 77 NE Knott! Kid friendly activities too!

Tuesday August 18, McCoy Park, North Portland Parks, N. Trenton and Newman, 6:30 pm FREE! Dance ’til your hat flies off in centrifugal force! Let’s picnic!

Sunday August 16, Hawthorne Street Fair, 2:30 pm. Maple Street Stage at Hawthorne and Maple, near Riyadh’s and Really Good Stuff.

Recent shows:

Pa’lante in the Park! Dawson Park in Portland!

Hundreds danced and brought picnics to enjoy Pa’lante — Sizzling Salsa, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz — the whole 10-piece band, featuring La Cubana, Isa Perez, on lead vocals and Cuban master drummer, Miguel Bernal.

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 Many thanks! to the Dawson Park concert committee, Jen Bernard at House of Cards Music, and Portland Parks and Recreation for the opportunity to play in Summer Free For All in Portland Parks.

Pa’lante at Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace!

E Main St and Second Ave, Hillsboro, Oregon

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 Other past shows:

New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Benefit for Mercy Corps.  Party with a purpose!

More than 300 lively people turned out for the New Year’s Eve Dance Party benefit at the Red Rose Ballroom. A big thank you to our sponsors and donors. Laurie Sonnenfeld, Oregon Principal Broker with M Realty created, sponsored and produced the event to celebrate her 27 years in real estate and her 30 years as a music programmer on KBOO 90.7 fm Community Radio. Thanks to Widmer Brothers for beer donations and to Columbia Distributing for helping out with beer and wine. La Calaca Comelona (located at SE 23rd and Belmont) provided the excellent festive tamale dinners. Thanks to KBOO 90.7 FM for being a media cosponsor, along with SE Examiner newspaper and All Things Real Estate newspaper. Thanks to our sweet, intrepid and faithful volunteers who held down the fort– Charla Chamberlain (day job– staff at Sisters of the Road), Dr. Gary Dreger (Naturopath and Acupuncturist extraordinaire at Natural Health Works), Leila Piazza, Debra, Cheryl, Julie and Gabe.

Were you there? Take a look at this short clip of the early crowd and you might see yourself!

New Year’s Eve celebration for Mercy Corps!

Where:  the Red Rose Ballroom, 1829 NE Alberta.

9 pm to 1 am.  8:30 salsa dance lesson!
Why: Portland community New Year’s Eve gathering — a high energy dance party to help fund Mercy Corps’ international disaster relief for people around the world. Celebrate the New Year with a joyful musical gathering.


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WHEN: Sunday night October 20, from 6:30 to 10 pm. Dance lesson at 6:30 pm. $10 cover for this special event.
WHERE: Fontaine Bleau Night Club at NE 3rd and Broadway in Portland
WHO: YOU and Pa’lante Pdx, Nick Gefroh’s spicy-hot, salsa and latin jazz dance band, featuring lead vocals by Isa Perez, from Havana, Cuba.


Exciting music for dancing and listening, and some surprise guests. Hope to see you there!

New shows for spring and summer are in the works. Sign our guest book and we’ll let you know!

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5 thoughts on “Pa’lante 2018! Watch This Space For All The Upcoming Shows!

  1. What is the schedule for April 2014??
    Saw Manteca in the early 80’s when I lived in Estacada.
    Never forgot how good.
    Will be in the area mid April.

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