Christian Tumalán


Christian Tumalán, with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra in Los Gatos, California, August, 2013.

Christian Tumalán was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. His music career started at the age of 7, when he started acquiring fundamentals of music and live performance. In addition to  studying piano, he was drawn to the art of composition. For seven years, he studied classical piano at the Escuela Superior de la Música in Mexico City. Later, his interest turned to Jazz, where he felt deep compassion and freedom. He further developed his skills in live performance, Jazz and big band arranging.

Tumalán is a recording engineer with a degree in live and studio sound engineering. He does pattern programming and sound design for Native Instruments, Germany, and is a recording engineer for Pulsar Studios in San Francisco.

Recordings: Drummer's Speak with Brian Andres and the Afro Cuban Jazz Cartel, San Francisco with Brian Andres and the Afro Cuban Jazz Cartel, Rico Tumbao with Montuno Swing, Incontrolable, with Avance, Road Warrior, with Jamie Dubberly and Orchestra Dharma, and PMO with Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

Performances with international artists: Tony Vega, Johnny Rivera, Eddie Santiago, Michael Stuart, Ray de la Paz, Danny Lozada, Charanga Habanera, Willie Torres, Tito Rojas, Rubén Blades, Pete Escovedo, John Santos, Giovanni Hidalgo, Karl Perazzo, Ray Obiedo, Tommy Igoe, Kenny Washington.


Christian Tumalán, with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, San Jose Jazz Festival, 2012

Tumulán is now co-leader of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

Kevin Moore - Thursday, 08 August 2013, 09:49 PM