The Modern Latin Band
THE MODERN LATIN BAND
The latin music orchestra - The Modern Latin Band - is a musical project that experiment with styles and composers from the American continent.
La orquesta de musica latina -The modern latin band- es un proyecto musical que experimenta con estilos y autores de todo de todo el continente Americano.
Bassist and Co-Producer
My journey begins in Colombia; Medellin where I started to play music in the church when I was 15 years old. I loved the music and realized the big power and effect it has on people. The musicians that I met, made me inspired to learn more and I started to study music on my own through books and internet. I also contacted and played with musicians who had knowledge about different genres as classical music, folk-music and gospel.
I came to Sweden in 2010 and in 2013 I studied jazz/bass at Birka Folkhögskola, and 2014 I started Worldmusic with orientation to jazz.
In Sweden I have gotten the opportunity to meet different musicians like; Pär Moberg, Mats Eden, Tina Naranjo, Roy Okutani; Andres Rotmistrovsky and others. I learned a lot from these people under the years.
My playing is inspired of both my musical background in Colombia, but also a lot from the jazzgenre and folk music from all around the world. I work a lot with blending cultures but also styles. I also want to put new light to the bass as instrument and its role in an ensemble, thru using different techniques to play.
I’m always curious for new ways to play and I love to explore the music thru genres and new constellations. Now I am very happy to be part of The Modern Latin Band.
Conga and Percussion
Age 50 years
Have played conga and percussion for more than 35 years
Is currently playing with:
-The Original Danish Polcylypso Orchestra
Has played with following artists:
-Niko g Jay
A semi-professional trombone player born in Germany, and living in Denmark since the late 1990s. His musical work originates in German folk music, later touching medieval, renaisance and classical music.
Since his move to Denmark he has been playing in Big Band and Jazz combo
context, while enhancing his skills through professional studies by trombone
masters like the Danish Jazz trombonist, composer, band leader and arranger
Erling Kroner, as well as the Danish Jazz and Latin trombonist Kjeld Ipsen.
In the early 2011 Kai started to play Latin Jazz within the context of
Antonio Salcedo's Latin Jazz projects, as well as with Salsa bands like Salsason
and Asokere (Jose Antonio Moreaux Charon).
His latest musical involvements comprise the "Great Danes Big Band", "The
Modern Latin Band", and the party band "Souldivers".
Paulo Cesar Villegas
My life began far away from Scandinavia, in a very special place, close to the Andes moutains, between the desert and the sea. I grew up in an village with strong music roots. A mix of indigenous, african and spanish culture. I have been studying music and been working as a musician from an early age, performing and developing myself in as many music styles as possible.
I have been working as a percusionist and drummer around Latinamerica and Europe.
When I turned nineteen, I moved to Denmark, completely changing my life. After my musicology studies at the University of Copenhagen, I got the opportunity to discover a new way of thinking and working with music, as a performer and composer. I took the trial education in ”The Danish National School of Performing Art” in the music accompaniment program. Since 2008 I have been working accompanying and composing music, with and for dancers, actors and many diverse types of artists, developing new sound designs, textures and colors around the Skandinavian as well as the European scene.
Morten Grønvad, som er en af vor tids ypperste jazzvibrafonister, har været aktiv på den danske og internationale jazzscene siden begyndelsen af 1980’erne. Med sine klare melodiske linjer og sin stærke rytmiske frasering befinder han sig lige så godt i en standard jazz combo som i en latin-jazz conjunto. Som leder af jazz-fusion gruppen, THE END, fremstår hans spil og hans originale kompositioner med det klareste og mest gennemarbejdede udtryk.
Han har spillet og indspillet med en perlerække af danske og udenlandske musikere lige fra DR Big Band via amerikanske jazzstjerner til cubanske og brasilianske supermusikere, og har desuden optrådt i programmer som X-Factor, MTV Live samt med DR Symfoni Orkester.
Fernando Massino er en Argentinsk percussionist, der har boet i Danmark siden 2007. Hans lyd og spillestil er en blanding af argentinsk folklore, klassisk musik og storbyens urbane lyd. Fernando har en Bachelor i Verdensmusik med fokus på argentinsk og nordisk crossover, fra Musikkonservatoriet i Malmø. Han har desuden studeret klassisk musik (percussion) på Alberto Ginastera Musical Academy of Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Fernando arbejder nu som freelance musiker i en bred vifte af bands og ensembler, så som Folkeando (argentinsk folkemusik), Markando (dansk/argentinsk crossover) og Trumattack (percussion-projekt i Svenske skoler). Derudover er han kulturproducer og arrangør ved organisationen CkulturA i København og teknisk vikar og lydman i Verdenskulturcentret og Kulturhuset Indre By.