Snowboy (aka Mark Cotgrove) is a UK-based Afro Cuban percussionist, bandleader, DJ, music critic, journalist and music promoter.
Featured in the Who's Who of Latin American Music, Snowboy has released 11 albums and 17 singles in a career that spans over 15 years and has taken him and his authentic Afro-Cuban sound to concert stages all over the world.
Snowboy with his band The Latin Section, comprising the cream of the UK's Latin Jazz musicians, carries the torch with their authentic Latin Jazz style. Together they create a sound which whilst encompassing the influences from the masters of the genre, is also highly capable of intense swing and verve. Snowboy and the Latin Section have developed a unique and often identifiable sound in Latin dance music, something that is apparently hard to do, especially in the Latin jazz arena. Percussively explosive uptempo original compositions, at times tinged with folklore that continues their quest to keep the music exciting and to keep the dancers dancing.
Although mostly known for the latin jazz work , few will also know that snowboy also is a huge soul fan and those who used to goto the southport soul weekenders in the early 90's will remember his saturday afternoon soul show on weekender FM.
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