Rhythms of Cuba With Tumbao Bravo

Sunday December 9, 2012: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Experience the authentic rhythms of Cuba with the rich jazz harmonies of this award-winning band.

Winner of the 2005 and 2007 Detroit Music Awards for Best Jazz Recording and Best World Music Band, this combo has performed at all the major Michigan jazz/music festivals. The title cut on their 2009 CD, Un Systema Para Todo, was used as a sound track to an episode of the USA Network TV show, Burn Notice. In June 2012, the band released their 4th critically acclaimed CD, Casa Versailles.

This AADL concert features Tumbao Bravo co-leaders Paul VornHagen on sax/flute/piccolo and Alberto Nacif on congas accompanied by timbales, piano and bass. Tumbao Bravo is known for their authentic Cuban polyrthymns including mambos, cha chas, rhumba, boleros, and danzon all based on the Cuban montuno. Many of the songs are originals written by band members.