LAPOMPE and Michele Castro – Mar 27, 2020
Date And Time
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 8:00pm, doors at 7:00pm
71 East Yale Ave
Denver, CO, 80210
LAPOMPE and Michele Castro
The tradition of Gypsy-Jazz is alive and well in Colorado. Denver-based LAPOMPE combines rustic gypsy swing with vintage blues and soulful originals to create a unique sound and style. The string quartet features two guitars, vocals, upright bass and violin and crafts a musical pulse brimming with energy. The band has been nominated by multiple publications for best jazz band on the front range and won the 2017 Producers Choice award at the Westword Music Showcase. That, along with headlining spots at City Park Jazz and the Speakeasy Soiree, festivals such as Vail Jazz, Evergreen Jazz & the Mid-West Gypsy Swing Fest and a Prestigious opening slots at The Denver Botanic Gardens, LAPOMPE is quickly becoming ‘Denver’s Jazz band’.
Their debut all-original album, released June 2019, was recorded by Mighty Fine Productions and mastered with Grammy award winning David Glasser. By combining their love of gypsy jazz with the diverse musical influences of each band-member, LAPOMPE has managed to cultivate a sound that is both fresh and steeped in tradition. Don’t miss the opportunity check out LAPOMPE!
Recently relocating to Denver, Michele Castro hails originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As vocalist and guitarist, she began to play internationally when invited to perform two tours of Germany with a Choro/Samba band as lead singer. Michele is proud to say she grew up in the Rocinha favela where she draws much of her musical inspiration and appreciation. Her vocal repertoire includes Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Pop & Rock, MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), Choro and Forró but she also plays a variety of Brazilian percussion instruments. Michele loves exploring the Colorado music scene and sharing her culture and music with a new public.