"GUMBO" is a recently formed Boston based band. Four of the five members are professors at Berklee College of Music in Boston. "GUMBO" specializes in the music of New Orleans, Funk, Blues and Jazz. Featuring tunes by such artists as The Meters, Dr. John, James Booker, John Cleary, Proffesor Longhair, The Wild Tchoupitoulas, John Boute, Coco Montoya, among others.
All of the members of "GUMBO" have experience playing with National and international talents such as B.B. King, Chuck Berry, James Cotton, Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Mighty Sam McClain among others. Due to their vast experience and talent they bring it all the way HOME!!
Dave Limina - Keys and Hammond B3
Performances with B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Courage Brothers, Ronnie Earl, Steve Forbert,
B.B. King, Duke Levine, Mighty Sam McClain, Tracy Nelson, Carl Perkins, Martha Reeves,
Duke Robillard, Todd Thibaud, Barrence Whitfield, Michelle Willson, and the Performances
with B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Courage Brothers, Ronnie Earl, Steve Forbert, B.B. King, Duke
Levine, Mighty Sam McClain, Tracy Nelson, Carl Perkins, Martha Reeves, Duke Robillard,
Todd Thibaud, Barrence Whitfield, Michelle Willson, and the national touring company of the
musical Rent.Recipient of Boston Music Award nominations for work with Courage Brothers, Mighty Sam
McClain, and Michelle Willson
Bob Tamagni - Drums
National and international performances and recordings with Kris Adams, the Berklee
All-Stars, the Big Wolf Project, Gary Burton, Emil Haddad, Kaoruko, Mike Metheny, Pat
Metheny, Joe Mulholland, Bob Nieske, Dick Odgren, Jim Odgren, Out at Home, and the Sled
Dogs, among others
Performance settings range from the Newport Jazz Festival to 10,000-seat auditoriums
Now seen nightly in the house trio at one of Boston's premier jazz venues, the Top of the
Dave Buda - Bass
Dave has played and recorded with everyone from the Boston Pops, to Take Six, to Vince
Gill, Patti Labelle. Dave has played all of the Broadway shows at the Wang Center, Shubert,
Wilbur, Symphony Hall. DCU center. Has toured across the US, and much of Europe and
Mike Williams - Guitar
Performed extensively throughout the United States and Canada as a member of Grammywinner
James Cotton's blues band and with many other artists, including David "Fathead"
Newman, Mighty Sam McClain, the Bruce Katz Band, Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch,
Toni Lynn Washington, Michelle Willson, Jerry Portnoy, the Love Dogs, blues piano virtuoso
David Maxwell, and his own band, Michael Williams and Friends.
Jim Porcella - Vocals and Percussion
He began a jazz vocal career and has recorded seven critically acclaimed CDs performed in
jazz and cabaret settings in the Northeast, London, San Francisco, The Virgin Islands and
Vancouver. Jim was also the featured vocalist at Boston's Ritz Carlton and Boston's
prestigious Bay Tower Room, as well as with the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Jim is the leader of
his own swing band, Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires and lead vocalist with
PrimaVera!, a tribute show to the music of Louis Prima and Keely Smith.
In addition to Spencer, GUMBO will also travel to East Brookfield, Leicester, North Brookfield, Charlton Depot, Paxton, Rochdale, Brookfield, Charlton City, Cherry Valley, Charlton, North Oxford, Oakham, West Brookfield, Worcester, Auburn, Rutland, New Braintree, Fiskdale, Gilbertville, Holden, Jefferson, South Barre, Sturbridge, Warren, West Warren, Wheelwright, Oxford, Southbridge, Hardwick, Millbury
and many other locations in and around the Spencer area.
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