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Daniel Mougerman Afro-Cuban band (Mel)

Event Start Date & TIme: August 24, 2024 18:00

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24 August 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Ellington Jazz Club

Doors 6pm
Show 7:30pm

For this exclusive one-night event, Daniel Mougerman teams up with members of Melbourne’s La Influencia, augmented by Perth’s finest to present original Afro-Cuban music, as well as the music of Chucho Valdés, Changuito and Alain Perez. 

Pianist/keyboardist and producer, Daniel Mougerman is one of Melbourne’s most in-demand musicians. He is the keyboardist for Melbourne favourites, The Bamboos, co-leads the 11 piece Afro-Cuban band, La Influencia and plays keyboards for a number of Melbourne artists including: Rita Satch, Adrian Eagle and Tamil Rogeon. Additionally, Daniel has shared the stage with Alex Acuña (Weather Report) and Mayito Rivera (Los Van Van), amongst others.

Daniel has performed internationally at festivals including The Great Escape (UK), Jam Cruise 2023 (USA) and Amua Festival (Spain), as well as touring Europe three times over in 2023 – once with The Bamboos and twice with Mia Wray, supporting Maisie Peters (May 2023) and the DMA’s (Dec 2023). 

Locally, Daniel was the pianist for the 2023 Carols by Candlelight, has performed at notable festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest, Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. In 2018 he supported Robbie Williams for his Australian arena tour with the Bamboos, in 2019 performed a sold out show at The Night Cat with former Los Van Van frontman Mayito Rivera and performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Bamboos at Hamer Hall for two shows in March 2021.

In 2015, Daniel traveled to Havana, Cuba to study Afro-Cuban piano with Alejandro Falcon.

Vocals/Percussion – Marcelo La Greca

Trumpet – Ricki Malet

Tenor Saxophone – Jamie Oehlers

Piano – Daniel Mougerman

Bass – Karl Florisson

Congas – Salvador Persico

Drum Kit – Ben Vanderwal

La Influencia