Eliades Ochoa, star of Buena Vista Social Club ®: Manchester Jazz Festival

  • Sunday | 28.05.23
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £35 Advance


Buena Vista Social Club legend Eliades Ochoa performs a rare intimate show at Band on the Wall, performing Buena Vista favourites and some stunning new material.

Cuban sonero Eliades Ochoa became world famous with Buena Vista Social Club®. On the iconic self-titled debut album, Ochoa sings the classic song Chan Chan. But long before the Buena Vista hype, Ochoa already enjoyed great fame among lovers of Cuban music. He has been performing for decades with his backing band Cuarteto Patria and is one of the best guitarists of his generation.

His main musical styles are guajira, guaracha and bolero. With his trademark cowboy hat and black clothes, he has also been called the “Cuban Johnny Cash.” Ochoa has various gold and platinum albums to his name and has received three American Grammy Award nominations. He has also worked with Bob Dylan, Manu Dibango and Bløf, among others.

Eliades Ochoa is back this Spring with a whole set of new music, being released in May 2023. Expect nostalgia, with a contemporary twist.

A standing show. On sale 10am 24th Feb.

Bar open: 12.00pm
Artists on stage: 8.00pm
Curfew: 11.00pm
Stage: Band on the Wall