Pacific Mambo Orchestra brings tropical rhythms to a Park City winter |

Pacific Mambo Orchestra brings tropical rhythms to a Park City winter

Concert is Saturday at the Eccles Center

Submitted by the Park City Institute

Pacific Mambo Orchestra brings their twist on the classic sounds of Latin Big Bands to the Eccles Center stage Saturday, Dec.17.

The group’s self-titled debut album was produced and released with funds the band raised on — and took them to a Grammy win for Best Tropical Album that beat out big-label artists like Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives.

“This is going to be a get-up-and-dance kind of show,” says Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr. “We’re excited to have PMO on our stage, to bring a little bit of the tropics to our Park City winter season.”

PMO is known for their ability to blend salsa, bachata and cha-cha with traces of American jazz, R&B, and Afro-Cuban music. And the band boasts members who often perform and record with the industry’s biggest names — including Carlos Santana, Ray DeLa Paz, Jose Lugo Guasabara Orchestra, Los Adolescentes, Isaac Delgado, Gilberto Santarosa, Tito Rojas, La India and Victor Manuelle.

With this show the Institute is seizing the opportunity to celebrate the diverse and inclusive Park City community, uniting the variety of cultures in town, through music.

“The Park City Institute will donate 10 percent of ticket sales from the PMO show to Latinos in Action, which is active in three schools in the Park City School District,” says Orr. “This is an organization that grows leadership and scholarship in the Latino community, and we wanted to show the students that we support them and their accomplishments.” The Institute has also donated free tickets to the PMO show, to LIA students.

LIA students are civically engaged young men and women who aspire to better their lives through education, leadership, professionalism, and service. Latinos in Action students in middle, Junior High and High School are paired with elementary students as mentors and tutors. Through their service, they are role models and leaders in their communities. They are recognized scholars, mentors, and trail blazers setting the example for future generations of Latinos. Since its inception, LIA students have maintained a 96% graduation rate.

Tickets to the Pacific Mambo Orchestra show are available at, or by calling the box office at 435-655-3114. For a limited time, they are included in the High Notes Package, which includes The Fabulous Thunderbirds Dec. 29, plus free tickets to an additional performance of the concert-goer’s choice.

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