KJAZZ Radio UK takes great pleasure in welcoming and introducing the world to ‘Sonido’ (the Spanish for ‘Sound’). What a great name for a band and what a great sound! ‘Sonido’ are a band whose music is tight, engaging and reminds us of artists like Ottmar Liebert, Gypsy Kings, The Barcelona Tribe of Soulsters to name a few and also the style of one of our other KJAZZ UK musicians.
The flamenco smooth jazz fusion is a genre that is increasing in global popularity and ‘Sonido’ are leading the way. ‘Sonido’s’ sound can be described as evocative of the Latin flamenco spirit and spiced full of Latin passion and rhythms. Lovers of Spanish music, guitar and smooth jazz will enjoy the passionate and exciting grooves of ‘Sonido’.
“Multi-Talented Composer / Pianist / Producer Arie Salma and American Guitar- Virtuoso Rob Math formed SONIDO on January 2012, giving birth to a fantastic musical journey which takes you through an exhilarating multi-cultural experience.
‘Sonido’ is a Los Angeles based band led by Arie Salma and Rob Math. Sonido play original compositions featuring Flamenco-Jazz-Pop-World styles.
For Composer / Pianist / Producer Arie Salma, Music starts with melody. “If you can’t appreciate the song by listening to it played merely on the guitar or the piano, something in the composition must be missing’
Along with American Guitar- Virtuoso Rob Math, they formed ‘SONIDO’ on January 2012. The result of their bonding gave birth to this fantastic musical journey. Listening to ‘Sonido’s’ music is self-evident right from the start. The music takes you through an exhilarating experience which is as spiritually lifting as it is multi-cultural and authentic.
Rob’s Guitar playing is majestically fluent and soulful, while Arie’s Jazzy Piano can range from caressing and smooth to passionate and bold. And with the blissful touch of some of the most dynamic world-class musicians that took part in this project, the music reached new levels of expression.”
Comments and what others are saying about Sonido
‘If you enjoy the music of the Gypsy Kings or Ottmar Liebert, you’ll love Sonido’ – Love 94 Smooth Jazz
‘Sonido has a very tight sound… blending flamenco with a sensibility that works on Smooth Jazz’ – smoothjazz.com
‘It’s really beautiful, don’t miss it!‘ – wvkr 91.3fm CMJ – top 10
‘The Music of Sonido – Beautifully rich flamenco smooth groove compositions that engage the listener, full of Latin passion and world rhythms.’ – KJAZZ Radio UK