Spam Allstars
Phone: (305) 582-8973
Website: http://www.spamallstarsbiz.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=8p2RryVYoPE
Performance Time: Sunday February 11, 2018 fro 4:30-6pm

2015 marked the 20th Anniversary of Spam Allstars.  What started as DJ gigs with some added instruments and special fx between tours as a guitar player, DJ Le Spam will be the first to say he never anticipated this evolution of the band.  Two decades later this band has a core group of musicians that have been performing an average of 150 shows per year, across the US and some very special trips to Europe, Canada, and South America.  They hold a weekly residency at the legendary Little Havana club called Hoy Como Ayer every Thursday that has attracted attention ranging from Good Morning America to the NY Times with numerous musical special guests sitting in. This is where the band has forged what many have called a new Miami sound.  The band describes it as an electronic descarga…a jam session if you will…because in the beginning it was completely improvisational. As time has passed the songs have evolved, recordings have been captured, and the sound took on a different form which is a distinct blend of Latin, funk, and electronic music.  

 

The current line up includes Tomas Diaz on percussion (Cuba), Jose Elias on guitar (Dominican Republic), AJ Hill on sax (Miami, FL), Chad Bernstein on trombone (Chicago, IL), and Ted Zimmerman on trumpet (Houston, TX).   These musicians have contributed significantly to the bands sound and attitude.  They each have played in multiple projects over their careers, and continue to pursue their individual passions, but week in and week out they are Spam Allstars. Other musicians that still record with the band, and have toured in the past include Steve Welsh on sax (NY,NY), John Speck on trombone (Seattle, WA), and Adam Zimmon on guitar (LA, CA)