Review from Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans
Javier Gutierrez & Viváz
native of Bolivia, Gutierrez is a musical wizard, excelling on
Spanish and electric guitars and on the Cuban tres,
a guitar-like instrument made up of three double strings.
And though much of the Viváz sound has Cuban
roots, amazingly none of the 11 band
members are from Cuba, but it doesn't matter. The sound is there and it
sizzles! Between Gutierrez's
incredible guitar virtuosity and lead vocals and the percussion,
keyboards, bass and a killer horn section, there isn't a base left
uncovered. Everything from salsa and flamenco to cha-chas. Featuring
guest appearance by Joe Canoura on flute.
at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Acura Stage
WWL Spirit of Louisiana Latin Version