Navidad Salsera with Eléré and Freddy Fuego
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 doors
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room.
We are now accepting reservations for diners! After purchasing tickets, please visit the Reservations page to book a table. Table reservations require advance tickets, and are only for guests who plan to dine at the Royal Room. We do not take reservations over the phone.
Seating for non-diners is first come, first served. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat!
The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Loudly embracing a philosophy that a young, hot and diverse Salsa band in Seattle is undoubtedly vanguard, Elérépresents a glimpse into the future of Salsa as a global music in Seattle and beyond. An 8-piece salsa band founded in late 2019 by percussionist and vocalist Daniel “el buho” Mendoza, Eléré quickly took on a mixture of emerging and seasoned instrumentalists on the scene with the aim of pushing the music in new directions. Honoring the rich archive of Salsa and Latin Jazz, the group started off playing shows and parties throughout Seattle with arrangements of classic repertoire. Though still a young group, the band was able to hold strong through the closure of music venues during the coronavirus pandemic, directing their efforts towards preparing original music and arrangements. Their original music, spearheaded by their musical director, guitarist and cuatrista Carlos “donde estoy” Snaider, contains messages of the healing power of nature, meditation and storytelling that is characteristic of Salsa lyrics, yet with specific homage to the Pacific Northwest roots of the group. All the while accompanied by tight horn lines and a rhythm section that embraces developments from modern jazz and timba, making the Eléré sound altogether fresh and captivating.
Freddy “Fuego” Gonzalez (trombone) is an award-winning performer, composer and educator from New York City. He has performed in over 30 countries, playing alongside award-winning artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Ruben Blades, Eddie Palmieri, B.B. King, Juan Luis Guerra, Arturo O’Farrill, and Melissa Aldana. He was a featured soloist on the 2016 Latin Grammy-winning album “Sirope Vivo” and featured on Wu vTang Clan’s album “A Better Tomorrow” (2014). Notable venues include the “Tudo e Jazz” Festival (Brazil), El Estadio Nacional (Peru), The Bimhuis (Amsterdam), The Kennedy Center (D.C.), and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (NYC). Since moving to Seattle in 2018, Freddy has performed with the SRJO, Jovino Santos-Neto, REPOSADO, Josephine Howell, Dmitri Matheny, The True Loves, and Shaina Shepherd among many others.