Snowboy & The Latin Section Tickets
Snowboy & The Latin Section
Jazz Cafe, Camden, London
SNOWBOY & THE LATIN SECTION
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall
Date: Fri, 18/05/2012 19:00
"The Beatles of the Mambo" - Professor Robert Farris Thompson, Yale University
Snowboy has been the cornerstone for the British and European Latin jazz scene for over fifteen years. His live act is a powerful band called The Latin Section with whom he has recorded nine albums, and toured the world. As a prolific DJ on the UK’s jazz dance scene throughout the late 1970s and 1980s Snowboy went on to take percussion lessons from top Latin jazz musician Robin Jones. After teaming up with many musicians he established himself as a band leader and in-demand session musician – Acid Jazz records provided Snowboy with a platform for his first full length Latin Section recording “Ritmo Snowboy” in 1988. In conjunction with their numerous releases Snowboy and the Latin Section toured the world from Scandinavia to Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and most of Europe.Snowboy has also toured with other projects as percussionist for Lisa Stansfield, Basia and the James Taylor Quartet. His heavy schedule as a session musician has taken him to play on the Johnny Carson, Arsenio Hall and Dave Letterman shows with the above mentioned artists. At the height of the UK jazz dance movement (around 1994) Snowboy and the Latin Section hit the UK independent charts, his “Something’s Coming” album nestling in the Top 10, right next to Depeche Mode and The Smiths.