NeFutur Magazine Loves Mambo Zombies

The Chicago based group, Mambo Zombies, consists of 3 main players, Dez Desormeaux, Luis Prieto Rosario, and Jose Valdes, who have performed together over the past 10 years. They appear each Tuesday night at Green Dolphin Street, in Chicago, from 6:30 = 9:30. Their self titled debut CD can be purchased at their website:

DEZ DESORMEAUX: saxes, flute & vocals
Dez Desormeaux has performed with Celia Cruz, Charlie Palmieri, Menique, La Lupe, Nestor Sanchez, the O’Jays, Clarence Clemons, the Dells, the Chi Lites, Jr. Wells, Otis Clay, Bo Diddley, Kid Ramos, Ronnie Earl, & many others. An in-demand studio player, Dez has also played on hundreds of television & radio commercials.

LUIS PRIETO ROSARIO: drums, congas, percussion, vocals
Luis has performed with Celia Cruz, Cano Estremera, Michael Stuart, Rico, and more. Luis is a first call percussionist when top name artists from New York & Puerto Rico play Chicago.

JOSE VALDES: all keys, key bass, percussion, vocals
Jose has performed with Tito Puente, Lou Rawls, Paquito D’Rivera, Andy Gonzales, Armando Manzanero, Jose Fajardo, Freddy Cole, Ira Sullivan, and many other fine musicians. Also a popular studio player, Jose is featured on hundreds of television commercials.

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