07/08/22 MBSO At Lummus Park!
The Miami Big Sound Orchestra is downtown Miami’s resident professional contemporary Latin Jazz Orchestra, a project formed as a collaboration of musicians from Miami’s jazz and Latin music communities. This 18-piece powerhouse group is comprised of Miami-based musicians who have performed and toured with the likes of Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, Jon Secada, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Chayanne, Ray Ruiz, Tito Nieves, Chaka Khan, and the Funk Brothers among many other artists.
Performing from downtown Miami since 2006, the Miami Big Sound Orchestra is comprised of Miami musicians who have performed and toured with Rey Ruiz, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Chayanne, Tito Nieves, Cheo Feliciano, Luis Enrique, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Issac Delgado, Chaka Khan, and the Funk Brothers to name a few. Led by trumpeter/flugelhornist Pete Francis and bassist/composer Rafael Valencia, the band performs Latin Jazz classics as well as original music inspired by Machito and Tito Puente, with a contemporary twist.