Seven Steps To Havana is a septet of international talent featuring musicians from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Ethiopia, and America. Their music combines the rhythmic sizzle of salsa with the harmonic richness of jazz. The resulting sounds swim the seas between musical genres- intriguing, entrancing, Latin jazz at it best!
The members of Seven Steps To Havana include:
Viviana Pintado (pianist/vocalist)- from Cuba, 3-time Latin Grammy nominee with Albita, world tours, multiple CDs.
Eliezer Freitas-Santos (percussion)- from Brazil, the son of Candomble' (Afro Brazilian Religion) priests, tours throughout Americas and Europe. Lived and performed in Argentina for fourteen years.
Mark Miller (trombone) - American, multiple CDs to credit, tours throughout USA and Japan, performances with Jose Fajardo and other Salsa greats. Resides in New York City.
Bill Simenson (trumpet) - American, superb improviser, exceptional composer for Big Bands and arranger for salsa orchestras.
Yohannes Tona (bass) - from Ethiopia, international tours with Gospel, jazz, and Latin groups. Noted composer and bandleader.
Mariano Flores (drums/timbales) - From Mexico City and born into a family of musicians. Built his musical reputation performing along Mexico's Caribbean coastlne.
Douglas Little (saxophone/flute/leader) - American, international tours, multiple CDs, extended studies in Cuba, artist residency in France, numerous fellowships and awards.