Trio Mambo to play a house concert

GUILFORD — On Sunday, March 22, at 7 p.m., Wendy Redlinger's House Concerts, 2596 Tater Lane, presents Trio Mambo. Admission is $15-$20 on a sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Trio Mambo features the classic Latin trio of piano, bass and congas, reimagined through contemporary jazz. The band's original compositions keep the fire and flavor of Latin jazz, while exploring new rhythms and forms.

Trio Mambo brings together three veterans of New England jazz: Dan DeWalt on piano and trombone; Wes Brown on bass; and Julian Gerstin on percussion.

DeWalt has led the jazz group Green Mountain Mambo, is a founding member of the beloved world-beat ensemble Simba, and is a trombonist with Latin big band Joe Velez y Creación and the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band. His live, original piano accompaniments for classic silent films have become must-see events in southern Vermont.

Brown cut his professional teeth at age 18 with two years on the road with legendary pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines. He went on to perform and record with Wadada Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell, Anthony Davis, Fred Ho, and many others.

Gerstin has worked with a wide variety of musicians, from experimental jazz composer Joel Harrison to afrobeat legends Orlando Julius and Baba Ken Okulolo, Cuban folkloric ensemble Iroko Nuevo and Puerto Rican folklore ensemble Bomba de Aqui.

He currently leads his own jazz group, the Julian Gerstin Sextet (which includes Brown on bass), co-leads Galera da Samba with Ron Kelly, and appears with the Pioneer Valley Arabic Music Orchestra and VT Shakedown.

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