Yumbambé is Latin jazz, bringing together the lush sound of jazz harmony with the vibrant rhythms of Afro-Cuban drumming. Lead by Eric “the FISH” Paton, this group has hosted regular weekly shows since 1995 featuring authentic Salsa music and dance instruction.
Male and female vocals along with an eclectic mix of authentic percussion instruments make Yumbambé a unique and exciting group. The band includes some of Columbus’ most prominent Jazz musicians, who have performed with many jazz and Latin greats.
Yumbambé has performed at countless clubs and festivals, including the Columbus Arts Festival, Festival Latino and Comfest. The band has also performed for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and at the inaugural celebration of Mayor Michael Coleman.