KIMO SOLIS (Get to know me, click on my picture)
Born in Santurce Puerto Rico in 1966 Kimo became involved in music through his father. His father always had musicians over the house. Kimo’s father being a composer, Spanish record producer, record distributor and a Spanish radio DJ in southernNew Jersey, always exposed Kimo to music in some form. “He was my biggest influnce”, Kimo says. “My father later on, put a band together which was the first band I played with”. That band was called Los Kimy. That was also the first album he recorded on.
Kimo has accompanied many of the top Latin musicians throughout his career. His credits include opening up for Marc Anthony at Madison Square Garden with Frankie Negron; performed on hit show, “New York Undercover” with India; performs live with Eddie Santiago and has recorded a CD and performed with George Lamond. Other mentionable musicians includeIndia, Ray De La Paz, Cuco Valoy, Moncho Santana, David Cedeño, Miles Peña, Alex Leon, Charlie Valentin, Rey Reyes and Fajardo Jr Y sus Estrella.
Kimo’s recording career reads like a who’s who in the music industry. Groups such as DLG “Swing On”, Frankie Negron “Con Amor Se Gana”, Ina Kaina “Hija De Nueva York”, Tito Rojas “Todo A Cambiado”, Los Kimy, Charlie Valentin “Mi Cama Olvidada” & ” Mi Manera De Amar”, Hermanos Colon “Los Hombres No Deben Llorar”, Sheena “Aqui Estoy”, Manuel Mauricio Guerrero “Suenos”, Wanda Nieves “Enamorada de Ti”, Luisito Rey “Desde el Barrio De La Salsa”, David Rimelis (violinist) “Self titled album”, Hector Bonet “Self titled” , Amadis ” El Romatico de La Salsa” just to mention a few.
Kimo also found himself involved with an off Broadway play called “City At PeaceNew York” at The Lucille Lortel Theatre inNew York City.
Kimo studies his craft inPuerto Rico,New YorkandCubamaking him fluent in Cuban Music,…. Salsa, Latin Jazz, Merengue, Bachata,Bomba and in Orisha/Yoruba music.
Kimo is a proud endorser for The Brand “LP” Drums.
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Joseph was born to native Puerto Rican parents Joseph and Lucy Rodriguez in Jersey City New Jersey. Joseph’s interest started at the age of three with the Bongos. His grandfather pointed out Joseph’s talent to his father who then allowed him to accompany them to the Parrandas during Christmas time. As years progressed Joseph showed interest in the Timbales. As a young child he watched the Tito Puente show religiously and he attributes his love for the instrument to this legend. As a young man he played percussion with latin trios, quartets, quintets, sextets. This musical background encouraged him to pursue a higher education atBoysHarbor conservatory during the early 80’s. There he studied under the influence of Jose Madera, Frankie Malave, Luis Bauzo, Mike Collazo, Johnny Almendra to name a few. His objective was to play with Top Billing bands. After four years of musical education he was able to achieve his goal. Joseph has shared the stage with GiovanniHidalgo, El Canario, Alfredo de La Fe. He has also accompanied Dave Valentin when using his talents in the Latin Jazz arena.
Joseph has performed with world renowned artist such as :
Jimmy Bosch – Timbal/Conga,Luis Damon – Musical Director,Brenda K Starr – Timbal/Conga/Bongo, La India – Timbal, Marc Anthony – Timbal, Cherry X – Musical Director, Manny Pacheco – Musical Director,Celia Cruz – Timbal And many more…
CURTIS HAYWOOD (Get to know me, click on my picture)
Curtis showed an aptitude for and a love of music that even in grade school was obvious to everyone that encountered him, teachers and fellow students alike. Always curious, Curtis one day picked up the sax. In school, Curtis was chosen out of some 5000 candidates to attend New York’s prestigious High School for the Performing Arts, where he studied relentlessly & graduated in 1984. The discipline and structure of that experience has paid off and is obvious in all that he does. Later, he attended BerkleeCollege in Boston and studied audio engineering.
With the penetrating sound of his soprano sax, Curtis means to speak to each individual and share with them his passion for music and helping people. His skillful performances bring new life to the soulful interpretations of R&B favorites and contemporary jazz originals.
Curtis has performed on the stage or on the same bill with the following: Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes & The Intruders, The Temptations Review, Kirk Franklin, Sounds of Blackness and The Noel Pointer Band in concert with Dave Valentine.
GIGI (Get to know me, click on my picture)
GiGi’s love of music started at age 5 when she began studying the violin. That love and talent carried her to Tokyo at age 15, where she took first prize in the International Violin Competition, beating out hundred’s of the world’s finest young violinists.
Today Gigi is one of most in demand Violinists in New York City. She has shared the stage with stars like Sarah Brightman, Steven Tyler, and Josh Groban, She has appeared on The Today Show, Rachel Ray Show, The View, Regis and Kelly and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Izod Area and NJ’s Prudential Center. Gigi posses a unique sound and through technical understanding of classical, electronic and modern music she will bring a sense of elegance and excitement to your event.
Gino Dabbicco has been singing for audiences for over 35 years. His style and versatility transcends all ages. While Gino enjoys singing all genres of music, over the years he has developed a special passion especially for Italian songs and many Italian American Singers. He enjoys performing countless wonderful renditions from singers such as Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin and many more. Click on these links to see Gino in action. Gino has performed in front of thousands of audiences over the years and incredible venues such as The Plaza, The Intrepid, Windows of the World (at one time) and Tavern on the Green just to name a few. In fact one of his most memorable performances was singing at the Plaza Hotel several years ago for Cardinal Egan. He delivers his performance with high energy, integrity and passion. A voice and gentleman you won’t forget. Mr. Gino Dabbicco.
The Wright Trio
Featuring the sultry vocal stylings of Natasha Wright and the deep swinging instrumental grooves of guitarist Sean Villere and bassist Mike Noordzy, The Wright Trio creates an inviting ambiance for any occasion. Ranging from the comfort of the most prestigious lounges in NJ, special events hosted at top star hotels to private events in NY City’s finest establishments. The Wright Trio specializes in wedding cocktail hours and an array of privately hosted events, having over 14 years of experience working with brides and grooms around the tri-state area. The Wright Trio plays fresh interpretations of jazz standards, R&B classics, and pop favorites.
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