Tumbao Bravo

Tumbao Bravo

 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Award Winning Hot Cuban Jazz. Authentic cuban rythyms with rich original jazz harmonies. Winner of two Detroit Music Awards in World Music and Jazz. Very danceable and musically rewarding presentation with accomplished latin jazz musicians performing mambos, cha cha chas, rumbas and boleros.


Mambos, Cha cha, Rumba--very danceable music by this combo Formed in August 2003 by conguero Alberto Nacif and sax/flutist Paul VornHagen, Tumbao Bravo has performed in all the major jazz and music festivals and nightclubs in Michigan. In 2005, their first recording "Montuno Salad" won the Detroit Music Award for Best jazz Cd. In 2007, their 2nd Cd, Amigos: From Our Hands, won for the Best World Music CD. Influenced by cuban jazz groups, most of the combos songs are written by band members-- creating a sound uniquely their own-- and have been played on all the major Latin Jazz radio stations in the U. S. including Miami, Fl, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. In 2009, their 3rd Cd, Un Systema Para Todo, received rave reviews in the April LATIN BEAT magazine and the title cut was aired on the USA Network TV series, BURN NOTICE. This Cd also was nominated in three categories for the Detroit Music Awards. An exciting, colorful presentation perfect for music festivals, concerts in the park and nightclubs, this band loves an audience.


CD releases
2003 Montuno Salad
2005 Amigos: From Our Hands
2007 Un Systema Para Todo
2012 Casa Versailles
All three recordings have song samples at www.tumbaobravo.com

Set List

Our sets are generally 60-75 minutes long for concert and festival occasions. For nightclubs we can play three 45-60 minute sets. Our typical repertoire includes original cuban jazz songs written by band members and select songs by composers such as Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Paquito de Rivera and Orlando Valle