La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based quartet that consists of four best friends from four different parts of the world; Japan, Colombia, Mexico & United States. Its members are Jun Bustamante, vocals; Alejandro Arenas, bass; Mark Feinman, drums; and John O’Leary, piano. Their repertoire is a diverse mixture of Latin inspired rhythms with Jazz standards, twisted arrangements of pop songs and original compositions. Each member of the quartet has extensive national and international performance experience, including a tour of Italy and France with performances at the “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Jazz a Juan” in Juan Les Pins.
La Lucha aims to create music that transcends genres and classifications. They consider music to be live art, which will continue to breathe, grow and evolve with their commitment to it.
La Lucha was awarded Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2013 for “Best Jazz Ensemble,” the “Think Small to Think Big Grant,” by Creative Pinellas and were recently honored by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, to present a multi- media project raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
Watch La Lucha perform HERE.
Their debut album, “A Cup of Fuzzy Water” was released in 2009 and their second self-titled album was released in June 2012. Their third album, “Standards, Not Standards,” is scheduled for release in Fall 2014.
Jun Bustamante – Vocals
John O’Leary – Piano
Alejandro Arenas – Bass
Mark Feinman – Drums
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Admission: $22