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Los Chicos Malos

Los Chicos Malos – Salsa & Latin Jazz

José Cabrera – singer
Jonny Jyemo – timbales
Victor Mestas – piano, keyboards

José Alberto Cabrera, vocalist from Caracas, Venezuela, started singing at the early age of 9 during middle school time. When reached 15 started to listen salsa for the first time and got hooked up with all the salsa movement of those years back in 1978. Has been the lead singer for several salsa bands in Denver as well as in an area of Orlando Florida.

Jonny Jyemo is a CO based musician currently living in Boulder. He can be found playing with groups in the area as well as internationally. With a musical style rooted in the dance rhythm of “clave,” he is a first call drummer for bands playing Salsa, Reggae, Funk and West African styles of music. He also is the director of his own Latin-reggae group, Jyemo Club, who played at Red Rocks last July 21.

Victor Mestas, pianist from Caracas, Venezuela. Endorsement artist for YAMAHA keyboards in Venezuela. Mestas has performed with renowned bands, including Guaco and Trabuco Venezolano, and he has also accompanied world renowned singers, including: Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, and Julio Iglesias. Since moving to Boulder, he’s been performing on the Brazilian-Latin Jazz scene, and last year he started to teach Latin Jazz Ensemble at Thompson Jazz Studies Program, CU Boulder.