Mazacote plays Latin grooves in Lynn Valley Village

North Shore Jazz showcases band on opening weekend

Mazacote, featuring Nicaraguan singer/songwriter David Lopez on vocals/guitar, Carlos Arias on bass, Chris Couto on timbales, Robin Layne on congas, Niho Takase on keys and Malcolm Aiken on trumpet, performed a free gig at Lynn Valley Village on Sunday, June 24 as part of the North Shore Jazz component of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The six-piece band has deep roots in the musical traditions of Nicaragua, Mozambique and Colombia with heavy emphasis on Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

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North Shore Jazz continues Tuesday, June 26 with Eilen Jewell performing at the BlueShore at Capilano University. For a full schedule visit

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