Tumbao Bravo was formed in 2003 in Ann Arbor, Michigan by reedman Paul Vornhagen and conguero Alberto Nacif. These two men aimed to meld the rhythms of Cuba with original jazz harmonic compositions by bandmembers.
Since 2003, the group has released five critically acclaimed CD’s on the PKO Records label. These disks have been aired on all the top NPR programs and have won three Detroit Music Awards. This video was shot during the live studio recording of the title cut of our 5th CD, “El Nido—The Nest”, written by Paul Vornhagen.
Tumbao Bravo—El Nido
Musicians on this July 2017 recording
Gregory “Greco” Freeman—Congas
Brian Di Blassio—Piano
Patrick Prouty—Electric Bass