is one of Chicago's finest Latin groups."
"Folks in Chicago have been raving for years about Marshall Vente's particularly
satisfying brand of Latin Americn influenced jazz."
wanted to thank you very much for an excellent performance at our summer
outing on the Windy sailboat. It was a super event in terms of the weather,
the catering and the band which was perfect for our party. The music was
so relaxing we all wanted to stay on the boat all night and just enjoy."
"Thanks so much to you and Tropicale for your wonderful performance as
a part of our Summer Breeze Concert Series, it was a great show and we
are still receiving glowing reports from many of the 1,000+ who were in
attendance that evening. It was the perfect music for a summer evening!"
"Marshall Vente loves a party!"
in Chicago have been raving for years about pianist Marshall Vente's particularly
satisfying brand of Latin American influenced jazz. It's authentic, it's
perfected and the leader capably stretches and shapes his music, updating
it and augmenting it to fit modern themes. There is never a dull moment...
years, longtime Chicago jazzman Marshall Vente has infused his music with
a tropical flavor that has delighted fans at local jazz clubs, like Pops
for Champagne, the Green Mill and Andy's"
"This is to declare that "Tropicale with Marshall Vente" had an excellent
performance as musical entertainers at the "Brasilian Night" sponsored
by General Electric Company during the Congress organized by the Radiological
Society of North America in Chicago."
Samba 1 Video
Tracksheet for a blend of Latin, Brazilian and Caribbean Music! Click on the track title to listen.
Latin Dance Party
Brazilian Carnival Rio
de Janeiro Blue
Brazilian Bossa nova for Cocktails/Dinner
E Eu (You & I)
Sei Que Vou Te Amar
You Never Come to Me
Temple sang "Flor di Lis" on the Tropicale CD and appears with Marshall several times a year
Javier Gonzales, percussion, from Venezuala
Master percussionist Jose Gregorio, from Venezuela
Tropicale has two repetoires: one for festivals,
concerts and club dates; and, another for parties, events and receptions.
The first concentrate on the art and jazz side; and, the latter presents
the commecial side (Hot Hot Hot, steel drum music, Jimmy Buffett, ...
all dance and party music). A tropical wave breaks on the beaches of
Chicago! Brazilian, Caribbean and Latin jazz presented with a festival
of fun and excitement.
Elegant tropical music for special events, theme parties, galas, fund-raisers, receptions, awards dinners, conventions, festivals, concerts, cruises, dinner dances and all gigs with palm trees and boatdrinks!
Specializing in all forms of Brasilian, Caribbean and Latin music with jazz: Brasilian bossa nova & samba. Latin salsa, songo, meringue. Caribbean soca, reggae, limbo & calypso. A young pan cultural group, featuring some of Chicago's finest artists including. Colleen Timler and Clyde Sandquist -vocals Isidiro Perez, timbales & percussion, Luiz Ewerling -drums/percussion, Jose Gregorio or Javier Gonzalez -congas & percussion, Glenn Reitsma -acoustic/electric guitars & vocals, Jim Batson -bass & vocals Marshall Vente -piano, keyboards, vocals, conductor and MC
Leo Gandleman, Brazil's top saxophonest and guest soloist on the Tropicale CD
Neville York of St. Maarten often performs with "Tropicale" (See Neville's Page)
Brasilian guitarist / vocalist, Paulinho Garcia, has made many guest appearances with Tropicale
Glenn Reitsma on acoustic classical guitar
Master drummer, Luiz Ewerling, from Brasil "The Samba School in one person!"
Isi Perez, percussion of Cuban heritage