Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

New Music Track from Trombanga’s Gig at Instituto Cervantes

Here’s an on- stage live recording from my Edirol recorder of me and Jack soloing together at our Instituto Cervantes gig in Manchester on 29 February

Trombanga del Norte gig Manchester 29 February

Instituto Cervantes, Manchester @Instituto Cervantes, Manchester 6.30pm Talk plus gig FREE EVENT

Trombanga Gigs

Dr Charanga Presents Trombanga

@Halifax Square Chapel Thursday 10 November, Saltaire 10 February 2012 and Instituto Cervantes, Manchester 29 February 2012


In 2007 Sue Miller was invited to New York by Eddy Zervigón (the bandleader and flute player of Orquesta Broadway) to perform with him at the annual Mamoncillo Festival. Before taking to the stage Sue saw Eddy play with Manny Oquendo’s Conjunto Libre and was impressed by his soloing against a five-strong trombone section. Always a fan of Eddie Palmieri’s trombone and flute-led Salsa band ‘La Perfecta’ Sue decided to set up something similar here in the UK inspired by the two Eddys. The band features Cuban bass monster Ivan Pavon Martinez, the Peace Artist’s Vicki Beere and Casa Latina veterans on trombones plus musicians from the Charanga del Norte stable such as Ana-Luisa Muñoz del Valle on vocals, Simon Siddol on piano and rising young stars of the salsa scene Jack McCarthy on timbales and Helen Curtis on congas.