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Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quintet
Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban QuintetOne of the world’s most exciting Cuban music artists, Luis Mario Ochoa leads his quintet in performances renowned for virtuosity and incredible musicianship. This acoustic group features music ranging from rumba to samba, bolero to waltz, son to cha and with their fresh approach to traditional and original Cuban songs, one is unlikely to find an ensemble with more “fire, finesse and authenticity” (JazzTimes).

The quintet has recently made appearances in world music and Jazz Festivals including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Halifax, St. John’s to name a few. International highlights include the Barbados Jazz Festival and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club, NY. In the 2010.11 season the quintet performed in prestigious venues and festivals. In addition, they appeared as featured performers on Mount Allison University’s Performing Arts Series, the Huntsville Festival and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Born in Havana, Luis never abandoned his roots in "popular music". Now embracing Toronto as his home, Luis established his reputation and recorded three critically acclaimed albums. Songs from these recordings have since been featured in film and television shows including the TV series, Traders and The Associates, the US production, Brave New Girl, and Canadian production, Bailey's Billions.

An avid collaborator, Mr. Ochoa recently formed his new Cuban quintet and released the album, Momentos Cubanos to great acclaim. This program features original and classic Latin American songs and the popular CD reached the # 2 spot on the world music charts at Earshot Canada! It is no wonder that the Latin Jazz Network noted “you simply cannot get enough of the music. That's how infectious it is.”

CONTACT:
Erin Crooks
Andrew Kwan Artists Management Inc.
1105 Leslie Street
Toronto, On
M3C 4G9 Canada

PHONE: 416-445-4441
EMAIL: erin@andrewkwanartists.com
WEBSITE: www.luismario.com