Brian Andres Trio Latino

........................................................................... exciting collection of Latin Jazz filled with authenticity and undeniable sense of personality….a powerhouse Latin Jazz trio making a serious statement.”

— Chip Boaz. The Latin Jazz Corner

A TRIO  is a much more intimate, yet demanding musical setting for musicians to explore. There is no place to hide, no weak link allowed. In such a small setting, the dynamics must become more acute, the musical idea that much more clear, the technique that much more precise.  It is in that context that the Brian Andres Trio Latino thrives.  Three musicians making a statement within the freedom of Jazz and the cultural richness of  the Afro-Latino diaspora. Featuring original compositions and exciting new arrangements of jazz and Latin standards, Brian Andres Trio Latino will head into the studio for their debut album in early 2019. 

In Trio Latino, bandleader and drummer Brian Andres features: 


PIANIST  Christian Tumalan was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. His music career started at the early age of seven, where he began acquiring the most important concepts of music and live performance. In addition to his piano studies, he felt a powerful attraction to the art of composition. His performing experience includes a variety of projects such as Jazz, Salsa, Pop  as well as Peruvian and Afro-Cuban music.  He has also produced recordings for plays and “jingles”.  He won a Grammy Award in 2016 as co leader of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra and is the pianist and  contributing music arranger for the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel. He has shared the stage with numerous professional musicians including John Santos, Giovanni Hidalgo, Pete Escovedo, , Ruben Blades, Tony Perez, Eddie Marshall, Chucho Valdez Jr, Bill Watrous,  Danny Lozada,  Louie Romero, Orestes Vilato, Poncho Sanchez Band, Alex Budmans Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and among many other  local and international artists. 


BASSIST  Aaron Germain has spent over 20 years as a busy hired gun and bandleader. This has led him through all sorts of adventures,  as he's traveled the world and learned from musical masters.  Growing up in Massachusetts, he cut his teeth playing upright and electric bass in bands ranging form jazz, blues, funk, reggae, Senegalese mbalax; all while driving to New and Boston, and all over New England.  From the beginning he learned to be picky about quality, but not genre.

Moving to San Francisco Bay Area in 2000, his adventures continue. He entered the world of salsa and Afro-Cuban music, Brazilian Forro music and Caribbean Steel Pan music. He found himself accompanying Indian Kathak dancers, veteran Calypso singers from Trinidad, or navigating through dense, odd-meter jazz compositions. Aaron has released two solo albums on the Origin Record label and is a contributing arranger and composer for The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel. 

Over the years Aaron has performed with artists such as Yusef Lateof, Stanley Jordan, Andy Carell, Michael Wolff, Bonnie Raitt, Francisco Aquabella, Nguyen Le, Paul McCandless, Scott Hamilton, Jason Marsalis, Tommy Igor, Melba Moore, Mary Wilson, Paula West, Tom Coster, Gary Meek, Gene Jackson, Jacqui Naylor,  Jeff Massanari, Michael Zilber, Eddie Marshal,  Dave Ellis, Kenny Washington,  Akira Tana, Royal Hartigan, John Handy and many others.

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