Jean Paul Tamayo was born to Colombian parents in Paris and was surrounded by salsa music from a very early age. After singing in different salsa bands since 2002 (Grupo Mango, Alfredo Cutufla, Alex Wilson, Jim Lopez’ La Nueva Edicion), Tamayo formed his own band in 2011. That same year he performed in different venues of Paris and was band leader for the show international artist Herman Olivera at Disney Village Paris.
Tamayo then moved to Barcelona, where he formed a new team and began performing in venues such as Café Royale, Antilla Club and The Station. In July 2012, he was booked for the Barcelona Salsa y Latin Jazz off festival along with international acts such as Ruben Blades, Eddie Palmieri, Larry Harlow and Havana D’ Primera.
That same year he started recording his first project with a team of musicians based in madrid led by trumpet and musical director Oscar Cordero. By mid 2013, the album is finished and includes a featuring with Tito Allen – former singer of Conjunto Clasico, Tipica 73, Tito Puente, Louie Ramirez and Ray Barreto.
★ Tamayo’s New Album Available On ➧ cduniverse
Tamayo’s 12 piece salsa orchestra is ready for a season of festivals and promotion appearances to promote the new album: 10 original songs with arrangements for 3 trumpets and 1 trombone, influenced by traditional and New York salsa of the 70′s but also Puerto Rican influences sounds such as Sonora Ponceña, Willie Rosario, Roberto Roena. A strong, modern and elegant “Salsa Dura”, excellent for salsa dancers and salsa lovers.