Electrifying Cuban Jazz
Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest young Latin bands today. This Miami-based band has become well known for their imaginative and high voltage performances, delivering the hard-driving, seductive rhythms of “timba” – an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son. Tiempo Libre is committed to sharing the Latin musical heritage and reinvigorating traditional Cuban music with a youthful and modern sound.
Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center and Dancing With the Stars and concerts worldwide including performances at Tanglewood, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Theatre and Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. They recently collaborated with violinist Joshua Bell for his album “At Home With Friends,” and have also collaborated with renowned flutist James Galway.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“(Tiempo Libre’s) Timba is…tribal, joyful, genial vibe that demonically possesses the body from the waist down.” – Miami New Times
“With a group this talented, it was just a matter of surrendering – and enjoying.” – Sioux City Journal
“[Timba is] a difficult genre to pin down – it’s rooted in jazz, rock, funk, disco and more. But one thing it is known for is getting people to move.” – Saratoga City Wire