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This 28 year old East Coast ensemble "has joined the pantheon of great latin jazz groups" says the 52nd Street Review. Veteran members have performed, recorded and toured extensively with jazz and Latin greats of the past and future: Lionel Hampton, Monguito Santamaria, Manny Oquendo, Miles Davis sideman Gary Thomas, Avishai Cohen's International Vamp Band and Lonnie Plaxico to name a few. Each of their four recordings on the prestigious PALMETTO record label, are produced by Latin jazz luminary, Andy Gonzalez of FORT APACHE BAND fame. Their latest release 'Radio Mundo', played to raves from DOWNBEAT, JAZZ TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, LATIN BEAT and the LA PRESS


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First-Ever Baltimore Jazz Fest Set For October 1

First-Ever Baltimore Jazz Fest Set For October 1

CHARM CITY ANNOUNCES THE FIRST BALTIMORE JAZZ FEST OCT. 1 Beautifully situated on a Chesapeake Bay tributary with tidal waters of the Patapsco River forming the Inner Harbor, Baltimore is a visually arresting city. Equally exiting is the city’s rich and enduring jazz scene, to which The Baltimore Jazz Alliance (BJA) aims to bring public attention. ...



Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 1999


Article: Album Review

Rumba Club: Espiritista

Read "Espiritista" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Produced by bassist, percussionist Andy Gonzalez of the renowned “Fort Apache Band”, “Rumba Club” fuses Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms with a straight up, front line horn section amid heterogeneous rhythmic structures on Espiritista ! The proceedings commence with a spunky version of Wayne Shorter’s “Children of the Night” featuring crystalline phrasing by alto saxophonist Paul Hannah ...


Article: Album Review

Rumba Club: Espiritista

Read "Espiritista" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Rumba Club didn't just hop on the latest Latin music bandwagon. The nine-member ensemble has been playing spirited jazz and salsa around the Baltimore area for over a decade. And with any luck, Espiritista, their fine new release on the Palmetto label, will help win them more than a regional following. With a three-horn front line ...


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