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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.

Yumbambé floats the greats of the Jazz standard collection on the tide of Latin rhythm and culture that has splashed the shores of popular music for decades. The arrangements are presented in a diverse collection of rhythms including meringue, calypso, bembe, cha cha, samba and bossa nova.

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’s clients in the arts community also include:

  • Dublin Arts Council
  • CAPA, Ballet Met
  • COSI
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • CCAD
  • Firehouse Arts Resources
  • Upper Arlington Cultural Commission
  • Grandview Heights Public Library
  • Dayton Cultural Center
  • Art Space Lima
  • Lancaster Festival
  • Parks and Recreation City of Newark
  • C.H.I.S.P.A. Hispanic Employees of AT&T
  • Learning through Art Inc.
  • Hood Is Bigger Than You Think tour-Cincinnati
  • Fort Hayes M.E.C.
  • WCBE
  • Channel 19
  • Detroit Diversity Festival - Concert of Colors
  • Power 107
  • Magic 98.9 FM
  • WJZK 103.5 & 104.3
  • Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
  • Grandview public library.  
  • NBC4

In addition to many corporate and academic clients, Yumbambé has been invited to perform for the N.A.S.A.A., Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Ohio Arts Presenter’s Network, and most recently for the inaugural celebration of Mayor Michael Coleman. 

Yumbambé was honored by the recent invitation from the Ohio Arts Council and Ohio Citizens for the Arts, to help celebrate the commitment to the arts manifest by the many facets of our Ohio community at the Governor’s Award for the Arts.