Experience Cubanissimo with Cuban trumpeter Lazaro Numa and Caribé! Be transported by some of Sydney’s finest jazz and Latin musicians performing with Sydney-based Cuban dancer Adrian Medina to celebrate the launch of Lazaro Numa’s CD ‘Mi Cuba’ on Sunday June 24th at Camelot. Trumpeter Lázaro Ernest Numa Pompa’s CD Mi Cuba is an eight-tune love letter serenading his musical lineage and the music of Cuba. Romantic from start to finish, these largely instrumental compositions are dedications to “all the great Soneros” of 1940s and 50s Cuba.
Together they push the boundaries of modern Cuban rumba, cha cha chá, Afro-Cuban 6/8, guajira, mambo and more. Latin Jazz Network’s critic Raul de Gama noted that Gai Bryant’s Cuban-based music exudes, “… a wild celebration … a riot of tone colour. Tempos, ensemble and balance – all seem effortless and intuitively right.”
Speacial guest Lazaro Numa-trumpet/vocals, Gai Bryant and Julian Gough saxophones, Lee McIver-trumpet, Danny Carmichael-trombone, Ed Goyer-piano, Duano Martinez-bass, Antonio Marquéz and Giorgio Rojas-percussion with Cuban dancer Adrian Medina.