Jazz Music

Tumbao Bravo

Winner of three Detroit Music Awards, this exciting combo presents the authentic rhythms of Cuba with rich, jazz harmonic and original compositions written by band members. Mambo, cha cha cha, rumba and bolero are some of Afro-Cuban patterns explored. The instrumentation includes congas, bongos, timbales, guiro, claves, cowbell, saxophones, flute, piccolo, trumpet, flugelhorn, piano and acoustic/electric bass. A presentation appropriate for all ages, we also perform songs by composers such as Mongo Santamaria and Tito Puente. APPEARANCES: Detroit International Jazz Festival, Solstice Jazz Festival (E.Lansing), Sunfest (London,ONT), Carousel of Nations (Windsor,ONT), Ann Arbor Jazz Festival, Lansing Jazz Festival, Great Lakes Folk Festival, River Raisin Jazz Festival, Portola Valley Winery (California), San Mateo, CA Library Tour, Blissfest (Michigan), Bakers Keyboard Lounge (Detroit), Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe (Grosse Pte Farms) MEDIA QUOTES: “Each band member brings a high level of comfort and experience with Afro Cuban music…a colorful and exciting repertoire.” Chip Boaz-Latin Jazz Corner “Crisp and compelling work on timbales and congas..giving the ensemble its rhythmic drive.. Refreshing..like a cool breeze on a hot afternoon.” Martin Bandyke–Detroit Free Press “..a marriage of various Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz elements and modalities..(their) original scores deliver the musical talent and visions of these top notch players.” LATIN BEAT Los Angeles, CA

Availability: Year-round


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Website: www.tumbaobravo.com


Program: $1,200-$5,000
Workshop: $800
Travel Expenses: if more than a 2 hour drive, fees for lodging, gas, air travel will be added;


Paul Vornhagen
5786 Versailles Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Cell: 734-395-1576