Michael Bremo Quintet
Aruba’s own Michael Bremo, a percussionist known by many as “Bremo”, has created The Michael Bremo Quintet, which will perform at the Casibari Jazz Festival together for the first time. He has performed with names such as Oscar Stagnaro, Hendrik Meurkens, Alex Brown, Alex Han, Jean Caze, John Daversa, Randal Corsen, Pernell Saturnino and Tony Monaco. Bremo is the drummer for “the highly opinionated groove machine” Count Tutu.
Currently living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he keeps a busy schedule teaching and performing. Some have compared him to a chameleon because of his versatility to adapt to any musical situation and play various styles of music in their most authentic form.
The quintet will feature compositions of each musician, as well as arrangements of other jazz standards. Along with Bremo on drums, fellow members of the group include:
Serghio Jansen, a well-known guitarist from Aruba, whose dexterity and versatility has given him a unique sound and approach on the instrument. He is a skillful guitarist characterized by his deep and soulful interpretation of music. Serghio masters all rhythms from jazz to rock to latin and Caribbean music. Jansen played with Oscar Stagnaro, Alex Han, George Garzone, Jorge Drexler and Darren Barrett.
Michel Cameron, an alto saxophonist, composer and woodwind instructor based in Tulsa, OK. He leads and writes music for the Mike Cameron Collective, and has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, The Temptations and Frank Sinatra, Jr., among other artists.
Jordan Hehl has been playing bass since he was 11, and has played in major jazz festivals in New York and Europe. He currently teaches and plays bass full-time
in various musical genres.
Dr. Tommy Poole is the Director of Jazz Studies and assistant Professor of music at Oklahoma State University. He has recorded on the saxophone on numerous CDs, and performed with artists such as Ramsey Lewis, Mercer Ellington, Diane Schuur and others.