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Wednesday 5th November 2014

Veteran Tony Loeffler receives award; set to release live DVD/CD

DESPITE an ongoing battle with serious illness, blues and Latin music veteran Tony Loeffler continues to work tirelessly. While on tour for a five-day prison event in Colorado Springs, Loeffler and Harley Lamoureux were both inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame ambassador Don Overbey drove 12 hours round trip to make the official presentation.

Tony Loeffler and Fusion Blues recently performed a concert in Havana, Cuba with Bobby Carcasses and Afrojazz. A live DVD/CD, 'Cuba/USA', is to be released on 20th November. Said Tony, "Music is the universal language and healing is certainly overdue between our nations. This was the first time in 50 years that an American group has performed with a Cuban group in the famous Teatro Museo nacional de Bella Artes, Habana, Cuba. The results were outstanding! Performing with some of Cuba's greatest artists, Bobby Carcasses (trumpet), Roberto Carcasses (keyboards), Juan Carlos Rojas (Grammy Award winner) (drums), Jesus Recardo Anduz (trumpet), Cristian Pimentel (sax), Don 'Pancho' Terry (chequere), Dayron Rodriguez (congas) and producer Fernando Leon Jacomino was exceptional." CR

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