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Chris Washburne & SYOTOS - "Acid Mambo" - Winter JazzFest - January 10 - Carroll Place at 157 Bleecker St.
(Published: December 17, 2014)

Chris Washburne & SYOTOS will present a sneak preview of their forthcoming release at this year's Winter JazzFest in New York City. It's what they call "Acid Mambo!" Think Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Neil Young and Lou Reed meet Tito Puente! Afro Latin jazz on a psychedelic trip!

"SYOTOS plays with fire and erudition!" -New York Times

JANUARY 10, 2015
157 Bleecker Street - NYC
Saturday, January 10, 2015
12:45am / $35

Chris Washburne - trombone
John Walsh - trumpet
Ole Mathisen - saxophone
Hector Martignon - piano
Leo Traversa - bass
Vince Cherico - drums
Oreste Abrantes - congas

"New York Winter JazzFest is an extraordinary thing. Bracing and Physical... the realest crowd roars I'd heard at an improvised music concert in a while." -The New Yorker

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S.Y.O.T.O.S. (an acronym coined by Chris Washburne, meaning See You On The Other Side) was founded in 1992 by trombonist Chris and features some of the best Latin jazz players in New York City. SYOTOS pushes the genre of Latin Jazz into uncharted waters with a postmodern mix that embraces dissonance, weaving contemporary uptempo beats with a driving sound. This boundary-breaking band exemplifies Latin jazz with a global reach, combining Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, gospel, and contemporary classical music - "think Tito Puente meets James Brown meets Charles Ives!" TimeOut New York calls the group "a Latin jazz institution" as they held the longest running Latin jazz gig in New York, performing weekly for 20 years straight. The band's members are alumni from the bands of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto and they continue with the foundations inherited by those Latin music greats, pushing the genre in the 21st century.

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"Chris Washburne is a young talent most deserving wider recognition."- Howard Mandel, Jazz Critic for Downbeat and Village Voice

"Chris Washburne is a superior hard bop player..."
- Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

"Trombonist Chris Washburne... an excellent player..."
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times

Photo credit: Lena Adasheva

More Information: http://chriswashburne.com/

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