Orquesta Mermelada

Orquesta Mermelada—19-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, featuring Fabian Hevia.

The newest band in the mferg stable is the 19-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Orquesta Mermelada, featuring Fabian Hevia, one of Australia’s leading latin music experts on congas

After years of writing Big Band charts, I thought it was time to put a Big Band together to play my music. And what could be more fun than making it an Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra! So, here it is, playing Mambo, Salsa, Rumba Colombia, Cumbia, Guaguanco and a bit of Boogaloo.

Mark Simeon Ferguson and Fabian Hevia from Orquesta Mermelada—image by Andy Rasheed

Mark Simeon Ferguson and Fabian Hevia from Orquesta Mermelada—image by Andy Rasheed

 

Featuring:

Fabian Hevia-congas,

Christian Cifuentes-percussion/vocals,

Wade Nixon-timbal/drum kit,

Shireen Khemlani-bass,

Liam Garcia Hardman-tres/guitar

Mark Simeon Ferguson-leader/piano,

Alex Musolino-alto sax,

Daniel Gibbons-alto sax,

Alex Ioakin-tenor sax/flute,

Tom Bastians-tenor sax/clarnet,

Dustan Cox-baritone sax,

Sean Helps-trumpet

Sam Hick-trumpet

Hayden King-trumpet

Luke White-trumpet

Alex Taylor-trombone

Steve Bickely-trombone

Aaron Deanshaw-trombone

Cass Pope-Bass trombone