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Río Negro - Latin Music at It's Finest

The "Río" Trio

The "Río" Trio is a popular performance format of the band. It consists of percussionist Broderick Santiago, pianist/bassist Kevin "Quino" Johnson, and trumpeter Melvin Jones. The trio format is often requested for private functions because in our case, a smaller band does not mean a weaker sound. The trio plays with the same intensity as the full band and will make listeners want to move to the festive music.

Listen to the "Río" Trio live at The Koger Center for the Arts at the University of South Carolina. Band members performed before a lively crowd of hundreds.

Title MP3
Footprints Listen
El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor) Listen
Blue Bossa Listen

Musicians: Oliver Santana on Alto Sax and Flute, Broderick Santiago on Congas and Percussion, Kevin Johnson on Piano and Bass

Río Negro recently played for President Bill Clinton and national political dignitaries. The fundraiser included guests Nancy Pelosi, Rep. John Lewis, former CEO of Home Depot and Atlanta Falcon's owner Arthur Blank, Rep. Steny Hoyer and others. In the words of President Clinton himself: "You all sound great!" Thanks, Mr. President.

»  Lackawanna Blues, the HBO hit movie, featured Río Negro percussionist, Broderick Santiago, on the soundtrack.

»  Río Negro's next album will be released in 2019.

Río Negro has been quite busy. We enjoy performing for our fans and organizations. Check out some recent major performances below.

>  Aqua Vino - The Georgia Aquarium's Annual Fundraiser - Atlanta, Georgia

>  Atlanta Medical Hospital Health Fair - Atlanta, Georgia

>  Harvest Midtown Festival - Atlanta, Georgia

>  The Annual GRACE Awards - Georgia Restaurant Association - Atlanta, Georgia

>  Atlanta Jazz Festival - Atlanta, Georgia

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