Los Gringos has brought the joy of Latin big band music to Ottawa since the 1990s. Led by drummer Pete Beaudoin and trombonist/composer Mark Ferguson, their concerts feature crisp, complex percussion and driving horn sections. Most of the material for the nine-member band is original, based on Afro-Cuban rhythms with their own twist.
OttawaJazzScene.ca interviewed the two co-leaders at their most recent performance in April. Our video story also includes excerpts of that show.
Los Gringos are performing in a free concert at the Ottawa Jazz Festival on Sunday June 28 at 2 p.m. on the Laurier Avenue Music Stage, at City Hall. Expect a rousing good time.
– Brett Delmage
See also: Los Gringos has a rousing reunion