ELECTRIC PIQUETE's Profile

About me:The Latin / funk / fusion group Electric Piquete was founded by long-time friends Ed Rosado on drums and bassist Michael Mut in the summer of 2007 as a way to get a spot at the yearly Hialeah Fest held at Miami’s Churchill's Pub. What originally started as a reunion for Ed's previous band Rezidue instead turned into a brand-new project. The two principals continued to compose and rehearse together and eventually added guitarist Chris Core, saxophonist Ozzy Reyes, trumpet player Rich Dixon, percussionists Emilio Turros and Raymond Ayala, keyboardist/trumpet/flugelhorn Danny Jimenez. In the relatively short time the group has been together, it has managed to forge a sound unique in these parts; the Latin is a given, considering the largely Hispanic backgrounds of most members. What is distinctive is the blend of funk with jazz / fusion and rock. The group lists Return to Forever, Weather Report, Thelonious Monk and the Fania All-Stars among other music influences on its facebook/electricpiquete.com page.

The octet now writes together and occasionally features other local musicians. Electric Piquete's debut cd is available on Amazon.com, iTunes and the band has played the Red Bar Gallery, Tobacco Road, Lakes Cafe, Carnaval on the Mile, Jazid, Cuba Nostalgia, Big Fish, Bougainvillea's, live on 88.9 FM / WDNA's Sound Theory program, Finnegans River, Dolphin Mall, Calle 8, Pontunes, JJ's Bar & Grill, The Stage, PAX just to name a few. Recently, Electric Piquete was named "Best Latin Band" in the Miami New Times' Best of 2009 issue (June 11, 2009).
Member Since:July 11, 2009
Last Login:January 16, 2013
Location:Hialeah, FL
Birthday:March 13

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ELECTRIC PIQUETE's Journal

BEST LATIN BAND - MIAMI NEW TIMES
Mon 9/21/2009 12:49PM

Best Latin Band

Electric Piquete
BAND OF THE HOUR - MIAMI.COM
Mon 9/21/2009 12:46PM

Electric Piquete

By Rayme Samuels

Self described fusionistas, Electric Piquete capture the perfect balance between Latin rhythms, funk and rock.  The Miami based pack chose their name in order to reflect a nod to electric rockers like Jimi Hendrix and Chick Corea while Piquete refers to the Spanish slang for a crew.