Pacific Mambo Orchestra
|Pacific Mambo Orchestra|
|Origin||Oakland/San Francisco, California|
|Genres||Salsa, Latin Jazz|
The Pacific Mambo Orchestra was founded in 2010 by Mexican Pianist Christian Tumalan and German Trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, and is a 19-piece Latin Big Band orchestra that plays salsa, Latin Jazz, cha cha cha, bachata, and other Latin music. In 2012 they crowd-funded their first album, the self-titled 'Pacific Mambo Orchestra', through Kickstarter. They were nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Tropical Latin Album" category for their album, and they won the award in 2014 at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Pacific Mambo Orchestra (2012)
- "PMO Intro" by Christian Tumalan
- "El Cantante" originally by Rubén Blades and arranged by Mike Rinta
- "Overjoyed" originally by Stevie Wonder and arranged by Aaron Lington
- "La Ambicion" by Christian Tumalan
- "Cuando Estoy Contigo" by Steffen Kuehn and Mike Rinta
- "Mr. 5.0" by Steffen Kuehn and arranged by Aaron Lington
- "Bolero Cocomo" by Aaron Lington, lyrics by Alexa Weber Morales
- "Muevete Con Prisa" by Aaron Lington
- "Querer Como Ayer" by Christian Tumalan
- "Bolero Cocomo (Instrumental)" by Aaron Lington
Steffen Kuehn: Arranger, Composer, Director, Lead, Producer, Soloist, Trumpet
Christian Tumalan: Arranger, Composer, Digital Editing, Director, Engineer, Mixing, Piano, Producer
Carlos Cascante: Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Vocals
Armando Cordoba: Maracas, Vocals
Willy Torres: Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Vocals
Kenny Washington: Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Vocals
Alexa Weber Morales: Composer, Vocals
Braulio Barrera: Bongos, Campana
Javier Cabanillas: Congas, Shekere
Carlos Caro: Guiro
Tommy Igoe: Drums, Featured Artist, Guest Artist
Omar Ledezma Jr.: Timbales
Christian Pepin: Congas
Karl Perazzo: Featured Artist, Guiro, Timbales
Abe Gumroyan: Bass
Jorge Pomar: Bass
Gene Burkert: Alto Saxophone Soloist
Pete Cornell: Lead Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Evan Francis: Tenor Saxophone, Flute Soloist
Aaron Lington: Arranger, Composer, Baritone Saxophone
Tony Peebles: Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Doug Rowan: Alto Saxophone
Benny Torres: Tenor Saxophone
Ryan Black: Trombone
Jeff Cressman: Soloist, Trombone
Jaime Dubberly: Trombone
Mara Fox: Trombone
Derek James: Lead, Trombone
Mike Rinta: Arranger, Composer, Soloist, Trombone
Henry Hung: Trumpet
Louis Fasman: Lead, Trumpet
Jeff Lewis: Trumpet
Larry Lunetta: Trumpet
Tom Poole : Trumpet
Jonathan Ruff: Trumpet
Camilo Landau: Guitar (Electric)
Ray Obiedo: Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Guitar
Marcos Torres: Engineer
Steve Feasley: Engineer
Michael Lazarus: Mastering
Jack Eastgate: Artwork
Vanessa Ayala: Graphic Design
Awards and nominations
- 2014 Grammy Award for "Best Tropical Latin Album"
- "Pacific Mambo Orchestra Band Bio". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- Bay City News. "SF's Pacific Mambo Orchestra Returns With Kickstarter-Funded Grammy Triumph". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- Emma Marsano. "Piano teacher behind band nominated for Grammy Award". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- "PMO First Studio Recording". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- Judy Cantor-Navas. "Little-Known Pacific Mambo Orchestra Takes Tropical GRAMMY From Mark Anthony". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- Michelle Griego. "Bay Area's Pacific Mambo Orchestra Wins Grammy". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- "Kickstarter-funded 'Pacific Mambo Orchestra' Wins Grammy". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- Takeshi Young. "Pacific Mambo Orchestra Wins Grammy Award". Retrieved 2014-02-13.