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OAKLAND, Calif. — Of all the surprises when Grammys were handed out in January, perhaps the biggest came in the “tropical music” category for salsa, merengue and related styles. Up against stars like Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives, the winner was the virtually unknown Pacific Mambo Orchestra, based here, a continent away from the Caribbean, geographically and culturally...” - Larry Rother

New York Times

Pacific Mambo Orchestra Takes Tropical GRAMMY From Marc Anthony Kickstarter-funded debut album “Pacific Mambo Orchestra” wins Best Latin Tropical Album The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, a San Francisco-based Latin big band, won last night’s GRAMMY for Best Tropical Latin Album, beating favorite Marc Anthony and other Latin music stars. “We did everything in house,” Christian Tumalan, a classical and jazz-trained pianist originally from Mexico, told Billboard. “This GRAMMY is a victory not just for us but for independent artists everywhere. We want it to deliver hope to all of those artists in their home studios and garages. We’re independent and we made it happen.”More - See more at:” - Judy Cantor-NAvas

Bay Area’s Pacific Mambo Orchestra Wins Grammy! SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — At the Seahorse Supper Club in Sausalito the joint is jumping, the floor is packed and the music is smoking hot. Crammed onstage is an unusual sight — a full-blown 19 piece traditional Latin big band called the Pacific Mambo Orchestra or PMO for short.“Just to start having that many people, that much energy on the stage – it really creates something! You can imagine,” exclaimed co-founder Christian Tumalan. “You get up and boogie – -for sure ” laughed his colleague, and the other co-founder of the band Steffen Kuehn. More - See more at:” - Michelle Griego

CBS Televison

Grammy winner Pacific Mambo Orchestra leads the rebirth of Latin Big Band sound Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO) is leading the renaissance of the Big Band and live music. This 19-piece Latin Big Band plays Salsa, Mambo, Latin Jazz, Cha Cha, along with a fusion of sounds that incorporate more modern genres (R&B, Hip Hop) with traditional Jazz and Salsa. More...” - Jennifer Oliver O'Connel

The Examiner