Black Market Trio Bio

"Who is this band?"

The "warm havana nights" sound of Scott Andrews' sizzlin' saxophone, James Gallardo's cookin' bass, and Darrel Voss' hot bongo and conga drums fill the air with a headstrong and cool confidence.

You may have heard many of these songs before...back in the days when martini's and umbrella drinks were standard nooner fare... but have you heard them played like this?

It's a whole new re-imagined sound, the playing especially gentle yet fiery, the counterpoint deft and delicate, the sound so damn "cool" that you have to call it that, recreated in a trio form - minimalist style - by three masterful musicians who swing, funk, and pound out a conga dance like no other within miles from the Central Coast of California.

Since 2004, Black Market Trio enlivens festivals, VIP/special events, wine and art gatherings, premiere stage events, corporate events, benefits, house parties, and more with themed parties like "Blame It On The Bossa Nova", "Exotica Night", "Havana Nights", "Mardi Gras", "Bond Party", "New Orleans Halloween", "NYE Gala", and many more amazing VIP and fun concert events. Whether enlivening a party or featured as the headlining band, Black Market Trio delivers a sound you will hear nowhere else in America.

If you get a chance to book the band with special guests Talia Ortega (vocal, flute, sax) and percussionists Sean Sullivan, Justin Perkins, or Sean Alexander on Vibes - by all means DO IT! Reminiscing amazing acts like Tito Puente, or Martin Denny, you will delight in the vintage, yet modern sound of Black Market Trio in a Quartet or Quintet format.

If you are not yet a Black Market Trio fan, you will be after one experience. You may even decide to take up the saxophone, bass, or bongo drums yourself - their enthusiasm for their crafty rhythms is that infectious - and practice 'til your fingers get blood-blisters and your wrists carpel tunnel syndrome. But don't say you weren't warned!

Black Market Trio can stylishly blend in the background or come to the forefront and bring the dancers alive with taboo-influenced, rhythmic saxophone-screamin', cowbell-beatin', bass-thumpin' Latin Fever!

It's a vibe that will last in the memories of each guest long after the event is over.

"Who is this band?" they ask.


Call 805 - 459 - 6939 to book Black Market Trio today!

Black Market Trio live in Paso Robles.

Line-up & Details

Scott Andrews - Saxophones / Vocals / Percussion / Keys
James Gallardo - Acoustic Bass
Darrell Voss - Congas / Bongos / Other Percussion

Special Guests & Alternates include:

Talia Ortega - Flute / Vocal (for our "Havana Nights" shows)

Sean Sullivan - Drums / Percussion (Timbales for our "Tribute to Tito Puente" shows)

Teddy Ramirez - Drums & Bongos

Noah Briley - Drums / Percussion

Travis Harms - Acoustic Bass

Joe Duran - Electric Bass

Also, for our Tribute to Tito Puente or other SALSA type of (5-6 piece band configurations):

Justin Perkins / Percussion & Pans
Rick Collins - Congas

Sean Alexander Collins - Timbales / Vibes for Havana Nights shows

Salsa, Latin Jazz, New Orleans Trad Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Funk, Hip Hop, Bossa Nova, Exotica, Mambo, Boogaloo, New Oreans 2nd Line, Cuban, 60's Pop, 80's Caribbean, Original Pop/R&B.

Or, in other words, the sound of sweet, golden-flecked sensuality crossed with dynamic hip churnin' music.

Black Market Trio shows comprise original and cover songs you will recognize from cool jazz, lounge, funk, afro, latin, exotica, space age pop, Dixieland and bossa nova eras. Our original songs are both Latin and Funky flavored. 

Now available and offering you over 18 years' Experience: 

Festivals, Concerts, Private Parties, Special Theme Events, Movies & Film Score, Charity Events, Winery Events, Weddings, Corporate Events. 

We specialize in VIP events and making your event memorable.

San Luis Obispo, CA

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