Humanitarian Aid to Egypt

This December, Amber is traveling toSMRTdigipak_template_0.5mmlower_11by17_TEMPLATE Egypt with her parents and her brother, on a humanitarian aid trip. They’ll be bringing gifts of food, medicine, and toys to Syrian refugees and poor families living in Cairo’s “Garbage City”. Click here to read what Amber has to say about the trip, and how you can help.

Trio Bembe’s Latin Christmas Concert in Support of Humanitarian Efforts in Egypt is on Nov 27, 2015.

Fall Tour 2015

Trio Bembe heads West once again for a short fall tour. Here’s where you can catch us: (more…)

New Christmas Album

Trio Bembe is releasing a SMRTdigipak_template_0.5mmlower_11by17_TEMPLATEnew Christmas album this Dec 1 at the Park Theatre. You can get all the details here. We’re spreading the Christmas cheer by adding our infectious Latin beats to familiar Christmas carols, like Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, O Holy Night, etc. We hope you can join us!


2014 Global Music Award Winner

We are proud to announce that we won an award! Trio Bembe received a 2014 Global Music Award for World Beats for the album “Oh my soul.”

Trio Bembe heads West

We figured since the snow isn’t disappearing fast enough in Manitoba, we’d head out West to Alberta to play a few shows. Here’s a little something about each place we are playing:

Coleman – coolest venue! It’s an old church converted into a venue. And last tour, we had an AMAZING meal there, so we made SURE that this was our first stop this time around.

Edmonton – our good friend (who’s also hilarious), Marco Claveria, will be joining us for a show at Jeffrey’s Cafe. Marco plays Cuban tres, and makes Amber laugh while she’s singing – hope she can keep it together this time!

Blackfalds – this is a new venue for us, but our hosts are awesome, so we’re pretty sure it’ll be a fun time. Last time, our hosts INSISTED on making us breakfast, even though we didn’t want any.

High River – another new venue for us. The delightful Karla Adolphe has invited us to be part of her concert series, and a jazz band will open for us. Cool!

Medicine Hat – we are returning to an artsy little corner called Inspire Restaurant. Run by two sisters (one artist, one chef), the space looks really cool, and the people are so friendly.

Regina – we’re playing at a dance studio – who doesn’t enjoy that?!

Here is where to find all the info:


Trio Bembe Northern BC Tour Update

3 musicians + 3 provinces + 1 car + 16 concerts + 8000 kms = Trio Bembe Northern BC House Concert Tour. Here are some of our highlights: (more…)

Trio Bembe is heading West … again!

We’re very excited to be heading west on our second tour. (more…)

The Dig! Interview – unedited

If you’re in Winnipeg, you might have read about Rodrigo Muñoz in the Jan/Feb issue of dig! Magazine. Here’s the full, unedited version from Winnipeg’s favorite Latin musician. (You can see him play this Friday, Jan 25, at the Park Theatre with Trio Bembe & Rambling Dan Frechette for Jazz Winnipeg’s Nu Sounds Concert “Latin Blues”.) (more…)

CD Review: Curtis Nowosad’s “The Skeptic & the Cynic”

Our good friend Curtis Nowosad recently released his debut album, The Skeptic and the Cynic, and we want to tell you all about it! The CD features an all-star lineup of professors from the luminous University of Manitoba Jazz Program, including Steve Kirby, Larry Roy, Jimmy Greene, Derrick Gardner, and Will Bonness. Grammy-nominee Taylor Eigsti makes a special appearance as well.

When Curtis plays, the music pops. His version of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” makes you feel like you can take on the world. Curtis digs into his musical past, pulling out unique arrangements of songs by Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, and more. Curtis has an inventive way of combing his love of jazz with these very accessible songs, making it easy for a first-time jazz listener, or a long-time music-lover to enjoy every track.

If you’ve seen live music in Winnipeg recently, you’ve probably seen Curtis Nowosad. Check out the videos from his CD release, and pick up his CD the next time you see him, or download it online.

Final Tour Update

We’re home! It feels great to be back in Winnipeg after our long journey to Alberta and back. Let us fill you in on the last leg of our tour… (more…)