Conceived by Cuban-born guitarist/composer Eddy Balzola, Oriente’ signature sound features funky, guitar driven tumbaos, blazing harmonic brass, and explosive Afro-Latin percussion. Their first New Orleans concert at world famous Snug Harbor Jazz Club created a major buzz, attracting local musicians and world class audiences excited by their new Cuban roots fusion.
All full time artists, Oriente’s band members have played, recorded and toured with a wide range of legends including Mongo Santamaria, Celia Cruz, Jaco Pastorius, Willy Nelson, Babatunde Olatunji, “Cachao” Lopez, Yanni, Candido Camero, Luis Enrique, Isaac Delgado, Mandrill, Yma Sumac, Anders Osborne, Big Chief Monk Boudreau, Jimmy Riley, Willie Stewart (Third World), Kirk Joseph, Patrice Fisher and many more.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street (Joan Lehman Building)
North Miami, FL 33161