The 25th Anniversary of the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble in México City

Enjoy this blog posts about my colleagues the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble in Mexico City, who have already performed Nguyen Thien Dao and Vu Nhat Tan, as well as regular tours to Japan and Indonesia!

Sound Travels with Jeff von der Schmidt

F47BAC8B-207D-4ADA-AD4A-297798353A6D Tambuco celebrates 25 years, with guest pianist Ana Gabriela Fernández.

The spirit of percussion opens everything, even what was, so to speak, completely closed.” – John Cage

Ricardo Gallardo and I have been partners in new music projects for a long time. We got started because of an introduction by American icon William Kraft, have received four Grammy nominations for our collaborative CD recordings, Southwest Chamber Music toured México multiple times, at UNAM and in Guadalajara, Tambuco has come to Los Angeles multiple times, to both Herbert Zipper Hall at the Colburn School and REDCAT in Walt Disney Concert Hall.

We’ve even tracked each other down in Japan!

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