Clave Sol is a spicy fusion of jazz improvisation with Latin, Funk, Island and World rhythms.
The music of Clave Sol is lively, improvisational and most importantly, danceable! Clave Sol is jazz played to the rhythms of salsa, cha-cha-cha, bolero, tango, cumbia, merengue, samba, bossa nova, reggae, calypso and other world rhythms in the vein of artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Chick Corea and Carlos Santana.
The group was started in 2000 by St. Louis pianist Philip Gomez, with the concept of providing music that would be exciting for the audience as well as the musicians. That translated into the combination of Latin, Island and World rhythms with challenging musical motifs and improvisation!