Yumbambé is Latin Jazz, bringing together the lush sound of jazz harmony with the vibrant rhythms of Afro-Cuban drumming. Lead by Eric "the FISH" Paton, this group has hosted regular weekly shows since 1995 featuring authentic Salsa music and dance instruction.
Yumbambé floats the greats of the Jazz standard collection on the tide of Latin rhythm and culture that has splashed the shores of popular music for decades. The arrangements are presented in a diverse collection of rhythms including meringue, calypso, bembe, cha cha, samba and bossa nova.
Male and female vocals along with an eclectic mix of authentic percussion instruments make Yumbambé a unique and exciting group. The band includes some of Columbus’ most prominent Jazz musicians, who have performed with many Jazz and Latin greats.
Yumbambé was honored by the recent invitation from the Ohio Arts Council and Ohio Citizens for the Arts, to help celebrate the commitment to the arts manifest by the many facets of our Ohio community at the Governor’s Award for the Arts.