Conguero and composer Alberto Nacif brings together a group of superlative musicians to perform his original music, and Latin-Jazz standards. Alberto, Jose “Pepe” Espinosa (one of the best Cuban percussionists of his generation), and young piano master Wesley Reynoso form the Latin core of the group. Also featured are top-notch Detroit-area musicians Pat Prouty (Bass), Russell Miller (Sax and Flute), Paul Finkbeiner (Trumpet) and Chris Smith (Trombone). These tasteful musicians’ interpretation of this music is evocative and sensuous, and true to its Cuban roots.
Aguanko’s debut recording “Elemental” has received local and national attention, and their live concerts have dazzled capacity crowds at the multiple venues where they have performed. They are also able to offer educational lecture-demonstrations and instructional seminars.