King Salsa was founded by master Percussionist/Drummer Robin Jones in England in 1986. The band has had a colourful and varied career and has become something of an international institution in Latin (mainly Cuban) music. King Salsa has been featured at most of the world's best venues and festivals including sell-outs at the legendary Ronnie Scott's Club in London and the Brecon and Marlborough Jazz Festivals.
Robin Jones and King Salsa
Friday, November 16, 2012 9.30PM
The current line-up features a range of ferocious new talents; The trumpet section features the world class lead trumpets of Jean Paul Gervasoni, Alex Maynard and Gavin Broom. The piano is under the capable digits of the amazing Chris Kibble. The bass chair features Jonny Gee, an ever-present figure on the UK jazz and Latin scenes. The timbales are in the hands of Marc Cecil who is becoming one of the most sought after Drummers/Percussionists on the scene. Virtuoso tenor, baritone sax and flute man is Jamie Harris and new trombone star and Musical Director is Tim Smart. Alongside Robin, the percussion section is spearheaded by master percussionist/vocalist Bosco De Oliveira (from Brazil) and the amazing vocal and percussion skills of Carlos Fuentes (from Chile). Added to all of this are the charismatic lead vocals and percussion of Enrique Bringas and Tony Danger (both from Cuba).
The band's founder Robin Jones has had a vastly experienced career, playing with most of the world’s greats of Latin, jazz and pop including Stan Getz, Phil Woods and Latin Jazz piano great Charlie Palmeiri. More recently he has been seen with trumpet greats Eddie Henderson and Artuoro Sandoval.