Latin Jazz/Rock n' Roll/Fusion
Umbral 2.0 creates their unique musical sound by combining elements of Latin American rhythms, Rock ‘n Roll and Acoustic Jazz. They are influenced by the traditional music of Puerto Rico, Nuevo Trova Cubana, and other Caribbean styles, including Reggae and Calypso. Umbral 2.0’s music reflects the sentiments of the Chicano/Latino people and their experiences in the United States, writing a new chapter in the Nuevo Cancion Latinoamericano movement.
Umbral 2.0 is the brain child of Jesus “Chuy” Perez. This multi-talented performer is the band’s front man, song writer and lead singer. He authored the song “Como Vez”, recorded and made famous by the legendary Los Angeles band, Ozomatli, in the 1990’s. Chuy has also acted in several film and video projects, including “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Bread and Roses.”
Inspired by the traditional Latin American songs of struggle and hope, it is Umbral 2.0’s desire to perform their music to entertain and raise awareness for the people of our community, all immigrants worldwide, and the rest of the 99% that do not have a voice of their own. We look forward to sharing our music with La Gente (The People.)