Following his recent Grammy nomination for critically-acclaimed album Mulatos , Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa returns to Yoshi?s with a new Quartet featuring saxophone great, Pee Wee Ellis, live-drum-n-bass pioneer, drummer Marque Gilmore, and Mozambican bassist Childo Tomas. Omar Sosa is known for fusing a wide range of world music and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original urban sound, all with a Latin jazz heart. On stage, Sosa is a charismatic figure, inspiring his fellow musicians with his dynamic playing and improvisational approach to the music ? an approach full of raw emotional power and humor. Pee Wee Ellis was an original member of James Brown's band and helped define the sound of 1960's soul and funk.
Added by in2jazz on March 28, 2006