36 North Woodward Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805
Pastiche (pas tee chay): a musical collage. This Wilmington, Delaware/
Philadelphia -based group is the hottest new ensemble to enter the local music scene. The ensemble is primarily comprised of trained professional musicians from a variety of cultures and backgrounds who work together to explore a various styles within the Latin music genre. Pastiche performs music with a variety of Latin-based and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, including salsa, merengue, cha-cha-cha, cumbia, bolero, mambo, & Latin jazz. Drawing on the high quality of musicianship brought to the group by its members, Pastiche provides all the energy and excitement of a larger ensemble, yet has the versatility of a smaller band. The strength of the band lies in the solo improvisational work of its instrumentalists, and in the original composition and arrangements by band members. Vernon James, saxophone, flute Karen Rege, piano Juan Juni Soto, bass Josh Robinson, percussion, vocals Francois Zayas, drums Yovanna Guevera, lead vocals, percussion Tim Thompson, trumpet, vocals.