Óskar Ly & Rumbalú is an electrifying Latin musical collective in the thriving landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area. With their captivating fusion of Jazz, Salsa, Pop, and Afro-Latin rhythms, Rumbalú has become a driving force in the Bay's contemporary music scene.
Led by Colombian pianist, composer, and arranger Óskar Ly, Rumbalú delivers an exhilarating musical and visual experience that transports audiences to the heart of Latin American grooves. Their infectious energy and innovative arrangements breathe new life into classic American and Latin melodies, creating an unforgettable experience for music lovers.
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Having graced renowned stages and festivals across the country, including performances at SFJazz, San Jose Jazz, New Mexico Salsa Congress, Fillmore Salsa Festival, and Afro Latinx Festival, Rumbalú has solidified their reputation as a world-class act. Their dynamic presence and tight-knit ensemble deliver an irresistible groove that gets bodies moving and hearts pounding.
Óskar Ly and Rumbalú have collaborated with award-winning artists such as Tito Puente Jr., Chucho Valdes Jr., Nino Segarra, Nelson Rangell, Richie Flores, Karl Perazzo, Sal Cuevas, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and many others. These collaborations have not only enriched their artistic journey but have also contributed to the depth and authenticity of Rumbalú's sound.
Get ready to dance, sway, and feel deeply. Get ready to Rumbalú!
Óskar Ly is a GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY voting member, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, bandleader and music producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, his music journey began when he was 9, being the piano his first instrument.
A self-taught artist, he also plays guitar, bass, melodica, accordion, and Latin percussion instruments. Currently, he is the director of Óskar Ly & Rumbalú,
Óskar has collaborated with Latin music superstars Tito Puente Jr., Roberto Blades, Nino Segarra, Chuchito Valdés, Nelson Rangell, Sal Cuevas (bassist of Fania All Stars), Karl Perazzo (Santana’s drummer), Richie Flores (Eddie Palmieri’s conguero), Dante Vargas (Marc Anthony’s trumpeter), Elías Tona (Al Di Meola's bassist), the Grammy award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra, among other renowned artists.