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Latin Grammy – Pacific Mambo Orchestra @ Yoshi’s, Oakland

The Bay Area’s best Latin band opens up the first show of 2024 at the gorgeous YOSHI’S!

Named “one of the best Latin Big Bands in the world” by Salsa Trips Magazine, Pacific Mambo Orchestra is a GRAMMY Award winner for best tropical album.

Beating major artists Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives who were also nominated. 

4 amazing shows!
January 5th – 6th, 2024 @ Yoshi’s, Oakland.

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Schedule!

Biography:

Pacific Mambo Orchestra is the 2014 Grammy® Winner for ‘Best Latin Tropical Album’ and is leading the rebirth of the Latin Big Band Sound.

Now in its 13th year, Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s new album ‘The III Side’ cements PMO’s claim to the legacy of Latin Big Band with a vengeance.

This is a perfect blend and example of how the Latin Big Band sound can appeal to young and new audiences alike in 2023.

Recognized as a global phenomenon, PMO effortlessly combines diverse genres such as Classical, Pop, Mambo, Timba, Cha Cha and Bolero into the now recognizable PMO sound, which is as danceable as it is appealing to the listener with its intelligent arrangements, superb musicianship and infectious energy!

PMO has performed nationally as well as internationally on the biggest stages and most prestigious Festivals in the world such as Tempo Latino Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Mexico City’s 5th Annual Tribute to Salsa, Jacksonville Jazz Festival and many others.

Their 2014 Grammy® Award crowned PMO’s 2013 National Tour of Performing Art Centers (produced by Columbia Artist Music LLC) in the US and was received with great acclaim by fans and critics alike.

PMO is directed by Mexican-born pianist Christian Tumalan and German-born trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, each one a highly skilled and experienced artist in their own right. The band’s instrumentation consists of four Trumpets, four Trombones, five Saxophones, Piano, Bass, Timbales, Congas, Bongos and Lead singers Christelle Durandy and Armando Cordoba.

Powered by a sensational Percussion section featuring Timbalero Omar Ledezma Jr., Conguero Javier Cabanillas and Bongosero Braulio Barrera, the band also showcases savvy improvisers forged in the region’s most celebrated Latin bands.

Discography:

2014 Grammy® winning eponymous ‘PMO’

2015 Single ‘Pacific Mambo Dance’

2017 ‘Live from Stern Grove’ feat. Sheila E

2020 ‘The III Side’ feat. Jon Faddis, Dafnis Prieto, Herman Olivera & Alex Britti.

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Past performances:

2019 Performance highlights include The Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and Albuquerque Bio Park Zoo. Previous performance highlights include the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco, Teatro Algarabia in Mexico City, Centro Teopanzolco in Cuernavaca, Mexico and several sold out shows at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA.

“The Pacific Mambo Orchestra won a Grammy over bigger-name acts like Marc Anthony.” – The New York Times

“They blow like possessed madmen, in fact, pretty much throughout Live from Stern Grove Festival. The band’s collective credentials include work with a constellation of jazz, Latin and Latin jazz greats including Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, Pharoah Sanders, Taj Mahal, Cedar Walton, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Carlos Santana, and even though their material focuses on danceable hot mambo, most musicians in the ensemble burn through their individual parts with smoking jazz chops.” – all about jazz

“A Night in Tunisia” with Jon Faddis from the new album The III Side.

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