Cubanero is the new latin jazz band in town! A powerful ensemble based on drummer Mikael Chauvet Jørgensen’s initiative. It complements the already existing latin oriented groups in Bergen by performing numerous pieces that are more jazz oriented. Examples are tricky stuff recorded by The Caribbean jazz project, music by Irakere and numerous up tempo latin jazz standards. Also, a variety of dance pieces are on the setlists, which makes the audience enter the dance floor and stay there.
The ensemble has performed mainly at the Cafe Sanaa, but it also did a successful appearance at the Swing ‘n’ Sweet Jazz Club this spring.
The trademark of the band is the tight groove provided by the rhythm section and the strong horn section that features great soloists.
Below are 4 recordings from Swing ‘n’ Sweet, March 16th, 2019.
and “Feo, Pero, Sabroso”