Fernando Lobato (Ecuador)
Fernando Lobato was born in Ecuador, started his professional career at the age of 14 years as singer and guitar player; he studies music at the "Jose Manuel Rodrigues Institue in Cuenca-Ecuador.
At the beginning of his career he played with different famous bands, later on he created his own group called "Dynasty" which became very popular in Ecuador. During this time, he shared the stage with different singers from Latin America very famous internationally such as: Camilo Sesto, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Los Iracundos, etc.
In 1989 he travelled to Europe in order to expose his talent in different festivals performing in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, etc. At the same time he took private lessons with masters in guitar and singing like John Fillmore (flamenco) and Pere Soto (jazz) where he had improved his skills.
In 1996 he came out with his first CD. called Fernando Lobato ...con Sabor Latino!!. Which includes classics hits through Latin America such as "Guantanamera", "Besame mucho" and "Cuando Calienta el Sol". These songs contain his original arrangements with his own style and reflect his talent.
Fernando trough his professional carrier formed part of different bands that have performed in several countries of Europe. He is also guitar teacher in Latin-American style.
Sabor Latino, his band performs in parties for companies, weddings and festivals.
This band has a huge variety of rhythms and music styles such as; cumbia, salsa, bolero merengue, samba, bossanova and rumba flamenca. (Gypsy Kings)
Paul Lovato (Ecuador)
Vocals, bongos, maracas and drums.
Pául was born in Cuenca Ecuador, at a very young age he show his talent for drums and he self learned to play. In 1992 he traveled to Europe where he performed as solo in different events. He also participated as a member of different groups. In 1996 he became part of "Sabor Latino Group" and performed in different festivals in Holland, Germany and other countries.
Wiebke Pahrmann (Duitsland)
‘Variation is the source of my creativity' thinks Wiebke Pahrmann. Growing-up in Germany, she played in the Youth Big Band of Lower Saxony ‘Windmachine', and later in the BuJazzO under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer. She spent a year in the USA gathering different musical experiences. In the States she performed with the Aquinas College Big Band, and then toured throughout Europe with the Blue Lake International Big Band. For a few years now, she has been living in the heart of Amsterdam, where she studied jazz at the Conservatory. During that period she developed her skills with Ruud Breuls, Jan Oosthof and Charly Green. It is the opinion of nearly all her peers that “Wiebke is analytical and detailed.” In the theater, she is part of the continually sold-out show of comedian Tineke Schouten. Wiebke is the smooth dancing and singing leader of the horn-section of Schouten's show. Wiebke also enjoys playing with: The Amsterdam Jazz Orchestra (bigband), mariachi band ‘Fiesta Mexicana', salsaband ‘Tropicaliente', trio ‘Charlie's Birds', the all-women band ‘Too Hot Too Handle' and of course… the swinging ‘Funk and Soul Sisters'.