Fri, Apr 13 at 9pm
Doors at 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv/ $12 dos
“The nice thing about Tumbao is it’s not just another salsa band playing airy dance music. Anchored by piano player Julio Jáuregui, the band keeps one foot firmly planted in Latin jazz as it roams various dance beats. As singer Carlos Cascante said, during a between-sets break, ‘We try to touch a little bit of the Latin flavor and the Caribbean flavor and also keep the jazz flavor.’” — Tom Scanlon / The Seattle Times
"Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao, Recuerdos (Bettrmusik). In the flood of Latin jazz CDs, Cascante’s stands out for its spirit, good humor and variety within the idiom. The singer, a Costa Rican who lives in the US, leads his quintet through montuno, salsa, chacha and other clave patterns. Over group vocals and arrangements by the band’s music director, Julio Jáuregui, Castante sings infectiously with intonation as reliable as his time. Jáuregui is an impressive piano soloist. Drummer Jeff Busch, bassist Dean Schmidt and conga drummer Frank Jr. Medina drive the band. Thomas Marriott has blazing trumpet solos." — Doug Ramsey / The Jazz Times
"Tumbao is a six-piece Latin ensemble that plays a variety of rhythms from Boleros to Timba and Joropo to Danzón. Their exhilarating Latin American and Caribbean music helps kick off outdoor concerts on the City Hall Plaza in a festive style. Tumbao is comprised of some of the Seattle area’s finest musicians who hale from Costa Rico, Mexico, Kenmore, Panama, Puerto Rico, & Pullman. The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs hosts “Seattle Presents” free lunchtime concerts every first and third Thursday at Seattle City Hall. The spring and summer performances feature some of Seattle’s best performers." — Seattle’s Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.