About us
 
Lead vocalist
 




Gumbi 
Congas

GUMBI ORTIZ is known around the world for his exciting conga performance and his knowledge of rhythm and percussion. For the past 20 years Gumbi has been an integral part of superstar guitarist, Al DiMeola’s band. He’s also a teacher, a session player and leader of the Florida based “Latino Projekt”. During the last 10 years the Latino Projekt has grown from a revolving base of young musicians who have learned from and played with GUMBI, into a full blown band who record and perform hardcore timba and real cuban salsa music. The band has released two successful albums; La Cura (2000) and Yo Soy de Aqui (2005) and has toured throughout Florida and the southeast. As the band continues to evolve and grow, so does the band’s sound.

In 2011 The Latino Projekt officially became 
New Groove City to better reflect the more soulful direction the band has taken.http://www.facebook.com/gumbi.ortiz.5?ref=tsshapeimage_3_link_0
The Band 
 Kenny
Bass guitar



Carlos
Keyboards

Lemay
Violin/vocals
Butch
Saxes



Luis
Drums




Video
Take a look
Tampa Cigar Festival
Live at Paris Recording Studio 
     with interview
Links
Check ‘em out
Al DiMeola
WMNF
Skipper’s Smokehouse
new groove city stageplot.jpg
http://www.facebook.com/DrLoHertzhttp://www.facebook.com/carlos.marchena.5?ref=tshttp://www.facebook.com/lemay.olanojames?ref=tshttp://www.facebook.com/butchsax?ref=tshttp://www.facebook.com/lalicea3?ref=tshttp://youtu.be/kx_UDlMRXTohttp://youtu.be/FaFC71Dhnbghttp://youtu.be/gWT_Gkb6GIUhttp://www.aldimeola.com/http://wmnf.orghttp://skipperssmokehouse.comAbout_Us_files/new%20groove%20city%20stageplot.jpghttp://youtu.be/kx_UDlMRXToshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4shapeimage_4_link_5shapeimage_4_link_6shapeimage_4_link_7shapeimage_4_link_8shapeimage_4_link_9shapeimage_4_link_10shapeimage_4_link_11
Introducing
Laura Alfonso on flute and vocalshttps://www.facebook.com/laura.alfonso.37051?fref=tsshapeimage_5_link_0
Eduardohttp://www.facebook.com/Erica.N.Omar?ref=tsshapeimage_7_link_0

GUMBI endorses Toca Percussion