Ernesto Simpson And His Latin Jazz Explosion


Brandon Allen – tenor & soprano saxes
Quentin Collins – trumpet & flugelhorn
Will Fry – Latin percussion
Micheal Curtis Ruiz- elec. bass
Robert Mitchell – piano & keys
Ernesto Simpson – drums & latin percussion


World class Cuban drummer Ernesto Simpson proudly presents a rare London date with his Latin Jazz Explosion.

From the very beginning of his career, Ernesto has been playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Carmen McRae, Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Paquito D'Rivera, Mike Stern, Roy Hargrove, Airto Moreira, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Giovanni Hidalgo and most recently Richard Bona and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.


Ernesto's life experience has taken him across continents and exposed him to numerous musical genres, from his roots in Camaguey Cuba to Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Pop, R&B, and Brazilian. Having spent seven years on the New York scene, Ernesto has selected the finest and most energetic modern Latin Jazz repertoire, (including the compositions of Ralph Irizarry, Danilo Perez and Samuel Torres) played by some of the finest musicians in London.


"Global Sounds" is a collection of world class artists from all musical backgrounds brought together for a festival at two of the best venues in Camden Town – The Forge and Green Note. The artists taking part hail from all over the Globe – the UK, Colombia, Poland, Gambia, Cuba, Venezuela and the United States of America. The musical scope of their performances will be even wider.
Global Sounds is curated by Magnus Mehta.

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