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Sounds Like: Bob Marley, Eddie Palmieri
Manager: Brian Michel Bacchus
The debut album from Rebel Tumbao is completed and set for release in November, 2013! Go to our website (rebeltumbao.com) for all the details.
The story behind Rebel Tumbao is one that could be subt... See Full Bio
This incendiary 12 piece band led by Matt Jenson (keys) and José Claussell (multi-percussionist, Eddie Palmieri/Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell) have developed a new sound that is a unique blend of contemporary Cuban Son and Jamaican Roots Reggae with elements of soul, gospel, funk, jazz and African folklore. AfroLatinRootsReggae They have a message to bring that is a delicious brew of socially conscious lyrics with sharp political commentary, held together with amazingly tight rhythm and horn arrangements bubbling under and over the most wrenching vocals in English and Spanish. Put your feet on automatic 'cause your mind will be working over time! Pre show DJ set with Joaquin "Joe" Claussell!
This is a special fundraising event to support our first full length recording which will help launch the band on an international level. For this event we are presenting an intimate 'unplugged' version of the group featuring Matt and Jose along with Toussaint Yeshua, our truly extraordinary soul singer and Geoff Brennan, one of the Bay Area's (if not the Nation's) best bass players. Please view our video: www.rebeltumbao.com. Piedmont Piano Company is certainly the premier keyboard retailer for the entire northern California region and its enthusiastic owner, Jim Callahan, has created an amazing performance space as part of his showroom. Matt will be performing on a near $200,000 Fazioli grand piano and you will have full access to the amazing instruments on the showroom floor. The Rebel Tumbao quartet will be performing a number of pieces that will be included on the upcoming recording and discussing the vision of the band with a Q & A session included. Options for further contributions to the project will be presented. Ticket price includes beverages and hor's d'oeuvres.