Fri, Feb 28, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
San Francisco's Grammy-Winning Pacific Mambo OrchestraDownload audio (MP3)
The Bay Area-based Pacific Mambo Orchestra snagged a Grammy in January, beating out singer Marc Anthony for Best Tropical Latin Album, even though the group had no major-label recording contract. The 19-piece band, founded by pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, takes inspiration from the Latin big bands from the 1940s through 1960s. They join us for a live performance, and talk about funding their first album with Kickstarter and their work with school music programs.
Host: Rachael Myrow
- Christian Tumalan, pianist and co-founder of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra
- Steffen Kuehn, trumpeter and co-founder of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra
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