The Gringo Kings is led by composer and saxophonist, Ed Harlow. Based in the greater Boston area since 1987, Harlow has toured the US, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, France and the Caribbean with groups such as The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Artie Shaw Orchestra.
Harlow has also performed with notable artists such as Tony Bennett, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Paquito D'Rivera and Lionel Loueke. Harlow has eight publications with Advance Music and has released two CDs as a leader. Harlow has worked with the Danilo Perez Foundation in Panama as a clinician and performer since 2014.
The Gringo Kings in has been Harlow's main vehicle for creative composition, arrangement and performance since 2006. Consisting of five horns, piano, bass and drums, the Gringo Kings leaps from transformed covers to quirky originals with a nonchalance of hardened musical criminals. Soloists straddle the middle ground between predictability and the absurd. The band's musicians exist in a musical netherworld; neither small-group nor big-band.
Ed Harlow- tenor sax
Rick Stone - alto sax
Keira Harman - trombone
Mike Peipman - trumpet
Joe Casanno - trumpet
Keala Kaumeheiwa - bass
Mark Shilansky - piano
Bertram Lehmann - drums
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