Electric Piquete, twice named Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” (2009 & 2015), will debut at Blue Martini Brickell onMonday, February 29, 2016 at 11 p.m. The band will play two 45-minute sets in the Mary Brickell Village location (900 South Miami Ave, #250, Miami, FL 33130) during an “hospitality night”, where drinks are half off all night for those in the business. Show is free and open to 21 and over; presented by Lokee Entertainment. For more information, call 305.981.2503.
A Latin funk / fusion band from Hialeah best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards, Electric Piquete features a powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys / congas rhythm section that sets the groove for a fiery horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. The group is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies and rapping on several numbers.
Founded by drummer / vocalist Ed Rosado and bassist / vocalist Michael Mut in 2007, Electric Piquete also features members Chris Correoso on guitar and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is augmented by special guests including Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute, and occasionally, Maco Monthervil on vocals and Jose Miranda on trombone.
For more information about the band, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com.