Los Gatos

Los Gatos

 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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”.


# Live Concerts – The five members of the group are world class performers. They have each toured extensively and have been performing in Los Gatos for over 10 years.
# Educational Concerts – as an adjunct to the live performance, the members of Los Gatos can offer an “edutainment” component that offers a unique insight into the world of Afro-Cuban music, history, percussion and technique. The band members are professional educators and excel and sharing their love and knowledge of the art.
# Percussion Clinics – The power of Afro Cuban music has influenced most aspects of modern life and music. The driving element is the “Latin percussion section”. The individual instruments: Congas, bongo, timbales, clave, and guiro will be demonstrated and discussed. This clinic enforces how to allow for individual creativity with respect to tradition and form.
# Afro Cuban Percussion Workshops – Our workshop is a hands-on exploration of the main rhythmic components of Latin music. After a brief overview and demonstration, participants are invited to play instruments and share the instructor’s passion for the music. Groups will rotate to allow an overview of all of the major percussion instruments. The workshop will conclude with a group performance.
# Salsa Lessons – Through affiliation with many area dance organizations, Los Gatos has amassed a large following of Salsa dancers of all levels. Our successful format includes a 30 minute Salsa Dance Lesson for beginners prior to the start of our performance. At the conclusion of each set, the lessons graduate from Beginner to Intermediate and Advanced levels. Lessons are taught by an experienced dance instructor whose presentation style is extraordinary.
# Salsa Dance Party – Experiencing the music through live music and dance will create a memorable party


Los Gatos (Vol. 1) - Cats Got Your Tongue?
Los Gatos - (Vol. II) - Insight

Set List

60' - 75' sets
2-3 sets/show
Pancho's Seis Por Ocho
Con Su Bataola
Dónde Está Corazón
El Muchacho
Tres Palabras
My Reverie
Dime Con Andas
Samba Do Sueño
Gringo City
Key Largo
Tú Crees Qué?
Mambo at the M
Philadelphia Mambo
Ritmo Caliente
Mambo Moderno
A Minor Goof
Happiness is a Thing Called Joe
Speak Low
Tu Creez Que?
Star Eyes
Mi Guaguanco