Wednesday August 4th, 7-10:15pm

Latin Jazz Wednesdays: Los Gatos

Latin Jazz and Traditional Salsa in the tradtion of Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente and Willie Bobo

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Los Gatos was assembled by Drummer and Bandleader, Pete Siers, in 1997. The concept of a small group, combined with traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms has positioned Los Gatos as a consistent crowd pleaser. They have produced two CDs, “Cats Got Your Tongue?” and “Insight”.

Los Gatos is built from the "old-school" Latin jazz values set forth by Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente and Joe Cuba. However, unlike many traditional Latin jazz groups with six or more members, Los Gatos is a quintet, a combination which dramatically exposes the function of each component of the band. Los Gatos' use of call-and-response vocal coro sections throughout their repertoire lifts the music to new heights of soulfulness and drama.

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