the excitement of Afro-Cuban Jazz with Grupo Jazz Tumbao, a septet dedicated
to the performance of original Latin Jazz, Bebop latin-style, and classic
compositions from the masters of Cuban and Nuyorican Jazz. If you've
ever heard the young tenor giant David Sánchez, or Jerry Gonzalez
and Fort Apache, you'll know where Grupo Jazz Tumbao is coming from.
Of course, they can't forget the Dizzy Gillespie - Chano Pozo experiments
of the 1940's that originally defined this great style. Grupo Jazz Tumbao
seems to be one of the few groups west of New York playing with this
perspective. It's members are all accomplished musicians on the Jazz
and Latin music scenes in Vancouver, and have travelled and studied
extensively to perfect their craft. For the past few years, the band
has performed to enthusiastic audiences at Vancouver's International
Jazz Festival, where they have opened for Cuba's legendary Orquesta
Aragón, and Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club Fame.