Jorge Ellington

1155 Performance Salon to Feature Blind Artists

 On Thursday, September 28, from 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm, come up to the tenth floor of 1155 Market St. for stellar community, refreshment and performance. Enjoy one headliner for an hour after five 5-minute warmup acts.
For our first of six salons, we will be treated to the vibrant Latin Jazz of Jorge Ellington and the Esencia Latin Jazz Ensemble. Plus, warm up for the main act with a curated selection of five 5-minute works by blind and disabled performers, ranging from spoken word and comedy to music and movement.
About Our Headliner:
Jorge Ellington is a local musician, singer and song writer of the Esencia Latin Jazz Ensemble. The band was started in 1978. The original band consisted of 14 members and was called Esentia, then Orq Esencia. The band has evolved through the years undergoing changes in composition and name.
Today, the band now called The Esencia Latin Jazz Ensemble, is a smaller version of the original orchestra. The band led by Jorge Ellington, has shared the stage with many performers including Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo, Tito Puente, Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, La Lupe, and many more. The group has performed at many venues locally and abroad.
Jorge Ellington and his band have recorded and released 2 albums Esencia and Fuerza Positiva. They are currently working on a third album.
Warm-Up Acts:
If you are interested in performing five minutes or less of your work near the beginning of of the salon, please send an email to with a description of what you would like to perform and a sample of your work or call 415-694-7608.
The 1155 Performance Salon is made possible thanks to a City and County of San Francisco, Office of Economic and Workforce Development grant.

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