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Sat Aug 5th, 8pm First Sat. Jazz featuring: The Stolen Idols

Sat Aug 5 First Sat Jazz featuring Stolen Idols 8 pm

Stolen Idols present a potent cocktail of beatnik bongo jazz, Latin jazz and exotica. They are one of only a small number of ensembles in the world currently presenting exotica authentically with acoustic instruments and a Latin jazz sensibility.

Stolen Idols include Drew Farmer on piano; Kent Oldfield on vibes, marimba, and percussion; Mauricio Rodriguez on acoustic bass; Scott Bihorel Yañez on percussion; and Omar Perdomo on percussion.

Stolen Idols started gigging around the greater Tampa/St. Pete archipelago in mid-2008. Settings have ranged from intimate cocktail lounges to museums to large festivals, such as the WMNF Tropical Heatwave. Their sets at the Mai Kai were among the highlights of the 2009 and 2010 Hukilau.

“A contemporary exotica combo – but one who’ve really found their own sense of identity, and don’t just replicate styles from the old days! The music here is wonderfully moody…and the tracks spin out with a deep understanding of later 20th century modes – not just in jazz, but other instrumental worlds…all of which seem to shimmer in the depths of the record somewhere. Way more compelling than just another retro rehash…” – Dusty Groove