Latin Jazz Quintet
Los Gatos takes you to the province of passion with classic Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz reborn with enthusiasm and delight.
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. The band performs every Thursday night at Ann Arbor’s Firefly Club. 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.
Suggested Entertainment FeeWith the goal of providing amazing hospitality with minimal rules, the Blue LLama Jazz Club doesn't have a mandatory cover charge when featuring local and regional artists. However, our mission is to bring the best talent to our community and you will see a "suggested entertainment fee" line on the check. While it's not required, you're welcome to add the suggested amount per person to help us continue our mission of presenting amazing music five days a week on the Blue LLama stage.