In 1998 I had the privilege of being asked to record with the great New Orleans piano player Dave Ellington with his original Latin jazz group Chevere . This was a 7 piece group consisting of some of the best players in New Orleans . Chevere performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest every year from 1999 to 2004 . The debut CD "Baila Mi Ritmo" was released in 1999 to wide acclaim .
Go to www.vivazlatinband.com to hear the latest CD " Latin Caravan" .
Harry Rios Y Los Monstros
At the same time that I was playing with Chevere and Vivaz ,I was also performing with an amazing puertorican multi instrumentalist Harri Rios . This was also a 7 piece Latin jazz group performing all original music written by Harry . Harry Rios y Los Monstros performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest for 3 consecutive years . Harry relocated to Orlando in 2004 where he is very active with his group .