Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s cumbia jazz king. He is a Colombian singer-songwriter, accordionist, and big band leader based in New York City.

Uribe Plays Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Saturday, September 14, 2019 ~ Uribe celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month at SOB’s in Hudson Square, NYC at 8pm & 10pm. From $15

Gregorio Uribe is Cumbia Jazz

Media Naranja (literally “half orange,” but means soul mate)
His 16-piece Big Band plays regularly in New York and Boston where Uribe is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.

Uribe is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. Colombians seem to be naturally musical. To make it as a Colombian musician, you have to be more than just good. Uribe is a solid all-around entertainer. He makes a great connection with the crowd. There always seem to be a lot of ladies at his shows.

Uribe’s style is in the line of Colombian superstar Carlos Vives. Both have taken the music of the pueblo (low working-class people) and made it cool.

Gregorio Uribe Albums

Uribe released Cumbia Universal in 2015 (Zoho Music).

Gregorio Uribe Big Band

The Zinc Bar is a classic (even historic) Greenwich Village Jazz Club
The Gregorio Uribe Big Band, all 16 pieces of it
Lots of horns up so close you feel them in your chest
Uribe is quite an entertainer
The band is rock solid as they sift their jazz through Colombian rhythms
Playing trombone and accordion at the same time
Ximena with Gregorio Uribe
Jonathan Gomez Cornejo is a great percussionist from Colombia
As I left the entire room was grooving

Gregorio Uribe Big Band at Zinc Bar in 2013

Gregorio Uribe in NYC 2017 – 2018

Uribe plays B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $20

Gregorio Uribe in NYC 2016 – 2017

Uribe plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District Saturday, April 22, 2017 with sets at 8 & 10 pm.

Uribe joins Colombian DJ Geko Jones at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10 pm.

The Accordion Festival celebrates Colombia with Uribe at Bryant Park, Friday, July 21, 2017 from 8-11 pm.

Uribe releases a long-dreamed of Cuba-inspired single Salomé on Friday, July 28, 2017. The original composition and arrangement combines both Cuban and Colombian rhythms like paseaíto, timba and songo. The video is shot with all-female Cuban orchestra Canela de Cuba in Havana.

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