Mario Flores Latin Jazz Band
Introducing an exciting latin jazz trio to octet led by Conguero Mario Flores. The group performs jazz, pop and original arrangements as well as Afto-Cuban classics presented in the best of the "tropo-bopo" style. The group is made up of Conguero Mario Flores, pianist/composer Mark Gee, bassist/flutist/vocalist Joel Nixon, Mike Miller on drums and timbales, Rod Harris on sax, Stu Reynolds on sax, Brian Stock on trumpet, and John Ulloa on percussion.
The group delivers rhythmically vibrant soundscapes in the tradition of Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Chano Pozo, Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo. The casual listener and latin jazz afficionados agree that the group is pure entertainment.
Members of the group have performed or recorded with these outstanding musicians: Pete Escovedo, Juan Escovedo, Benny Velarde, Bobby McFarrin, Richard Kermode, Carl Anderson, Freddie Ravel, Clare Fisher, Cornelius Bumpus, Helicio Milito, Joe Craven and Don Shelton.
For more information please call (209) 526-9231