One of the hottest Latin bands today, the band is equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs, festival stages and dance venues, this group is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms. Tiempo Libre’s philosophy is that music is not just a way of life, it’s a way of experiencing living.
Throughout the past 14 years, the band has appeared around the globe and has been featured on television shows including The Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center, and Dancing with the Stars, as well as many entertainment programs on Univision and Telemundo. Since the group’s formation in Miami in 2001, its members have been on a mission to share their Afro-Caribbean heritage with as wide an audience as possible, reinterpreting and reinvigorating music born from the meeting of their musical origins with their new American experience.
“The people in our audience are always a cultural mix,” said Tiempo Libre founder and Cuba Libre music director Jorge Gómez. “While our Spanish-speaking audience goes because they want to hear and feel Latin rhythms, we always have a lot of native English-speakers at our concerts. They appreciate this culture, this rhythm.”
Newly signed in 2015 to Universal Music Latin Entertainment in partnership with Universal Music Classics, Tiempo Libre released its latest album Panamericano on June 30, 2015 to unanimously rave reviews. More information at www.tiempolibremusic.com
Jorge Gómez— Musical Director, Pianist
Luis Beltran—Saxophone, Flute
Michel Ruíz Garcia—Trumpet
Xavier Mili Saint-Ives—Lead Vocals, Maracas and Guiro
Wilber Rodríguez—Bass, Vocals
Leandro González—Congas, Vocals