Cubop City Big Band 'Latin Vocal Explosion'
Latin Jazz - World Fusion
Lilian Vieira, Izaline Calister, Yma America, Miguel Montenegro (vocals); GJ Binkhorst (flute, baritone sax); Milan Bongers, Rolf Delfos (alto sax); Cyrille Oswald, Wouter Schueler (tenor sax); Charlie Biggs, Wim Both, Ruud Breuls, Joe Rivera (trumpet); Jan Oosting, Ilja Reijngoud, David Rothschild, Martin van de Berg (trombone); Mark Bischoff (piano); Mick Paauwe (bass); Lucas van Merwijk (drums, timbales); Gerardo Rosales (bongos); Nils Fischer (congas).
Sun 16 July 2006 22:00 - 23:15 Congo
The Latin formation Cubop City Big Band led by drummer/percussionist Lucas van Merwijk has been named after the Latin pendant of bebop: ‘cubop’, a style that was mainly put on the map by Dizzy Gillespie. The music of the great Machito has been a major inspiration for Van Merwijk, who, together with his Cubop City Big Band, has toured with various projects. In the project ‘The Mambo Kings’ he highlighted the music of Machito, Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez. His tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez featured the Cuban tresero Nelson Gonzalez. The band also played with the Cuban trumpeter Chocolate Armenteros, the Colombian pianist Edy Martinez and Cuban percussionist Armande Peraza. The band celebrates its 10th anniversary with 'Latin Vocal Explosion', a show featuring guitarist Leonardo Amuedo, guest singers Izaline Calister and Lilian Viera (Zuco 103), and Yma America, the band’s regular singer from day one.