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“The Latin Section are a respectful, joyful conglomeration of Son, Salsa and Mambo which takes Afro Cuban music forward"THE TIMES.
“Fast, muscular with a sharp vicious bite"THE OBSERVER.
“Snowboy creates authentic rhythms that help to keep the genre alive" RECORD MIRROR.
“Snowboy is so interwoven into our Black music scene, it would need micro surgery to remove him"BLUES AND SOUL.
“The band achieve an impact that's nothing short of amazing"RHYTHM.
“This guy is revered worldwide for his ability"MUZIK.
"The Conga King and his band deliver another exemplary lesson in liquid Latin Jazz"VENUE.
Snowboy & the Latin Section are Europes number one Afro Cuban Jazz outfit. Critically acclaimed percussionist Snowboy has been one of the main cornerstones for the British and European Latin Jazz scene for over 20 years with his powerful band called the Latin Section. The band is literally comprised of a ‘Dream Team’ of the finest Jazz and Latin musician’s based in the U.K. To date, Snowboy has released 14 albums and 20 singles, and has performed all over the World from Greece to Australia, Hong Kong to Ireland, Singapore to Scandinavia, the USA, Japan, Canada, Turkey all over Europe and many more besides, with his own band and with artists such as Lisa Stansfield, The James Taylor Quartet and Basia. His heavy schedule as a session musician has taken him to play on Johnny Carson, Arsenio Hall and David Letterman’s T.V. shows amongst many others with the above artists. With these and his own band he has played a lot of the World’s top festivals. Snowboy and the Latin Section have regularly sold out the legendary Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club and the jazz Café in London.
His first 12” single ‘Bring On The Beat’, was released in 1985 but it was legendary label Acid Jazz Records that provided Snowboy with a platform for his first full length ‘Latin section’ recording ‘Ritmo Snowboy’ in 1988.
Acid jazz released 7 albums by Snowboy and at the height of the so-called Acid Jazz movement in 1993, he hit the U.K. Independent charts with the Latin Jazz album ’something’s Coming’, which nestled in the Top Ten right next to Depeche Mode and The Smiths !!
Snowboy has also recorded for the famous U.S. Latin Jazz label Cu Bop (a subsidiary of Ubiquity) and has three critically acclaimed albums with them: ‘Mambo Rage’, ‘Afro Cuban Jazz’ and ‘Para Puente’ and with this label, he scored a worldwide club hit in 2000 with a 12” version of Edu Lobo’s classic: ‘Casa Forte’ remixed by respected producer Joe Clausell.
Unlike many of today’s overly polished and / or bland Latin Jazz recordings, Snowboys’ albums comprise of non-stop Afro-Cuban Jams and catchy Mambos reminiscent of the early works of Eddie and Charlie Palmieri and Tito Puente and show a firm understanding of the Latin Jazz forefathers. As Europe’s most important Latin Jazz musician his music has been described as fiery, hard driving, up tempo, authentic Afro Cuban Jazz.
“Is there no stopping Britain's premier Conguero in his bid for world domination?"JAZZ WISE.
“The energy rises like a rhythmic storm over the pulse of the Clavé"STRAIGHT NO CHASER.
“Snowboy is proof positive that Cuban Soul has truly gone worldwide"SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY.
“Superior, progressive Latin Jazz. As innovative as you can get"BLUES AND SOUL.
“The full range and history of most of the Latin-Jazz movements since about 1943 are incorporated in this music. This is certainly for you"THE BEAT.