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.
Wade Nixon-timbal/drum kit,
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,
Cass Pope-Bass trombone