Berklee Summer Concert SeriesLa Timbistica
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La Timbistica is a contemporary All-Star Latin band made up of some of the best young musicians on the East Coast. It was named Down Beat magazine's 2008 Jazz Group of the Year in the collegiate category. This powerhouse sextet (which also performs as a 12-piece salsa band) recently lit up the stage at the Duke Ellington and Monterey jazz festivals, two of the largest and most prestigious festivals in the U.S.
The All-Stars are led by conguero Paulo Stagnaro and include timbalero Marcos Lopez, bassist Juan Maldonado, pianist Alex Brown, saxophonist Godwin Louis, and flutist Enrique Trinidad.
Its Latin jazz repertoire ranges from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian classics to some of it modern original compostions. The group also has a vast repertoire ranging from 1970s, to some of the most contemporary salsa and timba from artists like Isaac Delgado, Marc Anthony, and Victor Manuelle. La Timbistica is a mainstay in the Boston music scene, making regular appearances at Havana Club, Mojito's Lounge, Wally's Jazz Café as well as various music festivals in the area.
Members have performed and recorded with some of the Latin industry's most prominent musical figures, such as Paquito D'Rivera, Danilo Perez, Batacumbele, Truco y Zaperoco, N'Klabe, Victor Manuelle, Kevin Ceballo, and Tony Perez, among many others.