Luis Mario Ochoa
Coined “la crema de la crema of Cuban-Toronto musicians” (Wholenote Magazine), the Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quartet is renowned for virtuosity and incredible musicianship. This acoustic group features music ranging from rumba to samba, bolero to waltz, son to cha cha and features Toronto’s leading jazz and world musicians. Nominee of the 2007 Canadian Latin Jazz Artist of the Year Award, guitarist and lead vocalist Luis Mario Ochoa leads this ensemble noted by press for their “fire, finesse and authenticity” (JazzTimes).
Mr. Ochoa formed a Cuban quartet and in 2008, would release his CD, Momentos Cubanos. Here, Luis displays his virtuosity and versatility with authority. The program features original and classic Latin American songs and the popular CD reached the # 2 spot on the world music charts at Earshot Canada! It is no wonder that the Latin Jazz Network noted that “you simply cannot get enough of the music. That’s how infectious it is.”
Cuba – the land where poets and dreamers, cynics and sages hold sway amid its beaches, bays and mountains. Their music defines them, unites them and brings all that is Espirito Cubano to the world. This acoustic quartet features the romantic rumba, to the lively samba, the pulsating bolero to the swaying waltz and cha-cha. Be transported as Havana-born Luis Mario Ochoa, performs with his Cuban Quartet, and dazzles the senses with a full range of Musica Cubana that really cooks.