Originally formed in 1991, by Boying Geronimo and now headed by his son, Raphael Geronimo, Rumba Calzada has been a favourite with Vancouver’s Latin Jazz and Salsa enthusiasts for over 20 years. Their CD, Volume 3, has been nominated for various awards including a 2002 Westcoast Music Award, a 2002 Canadian Independent Music Award, and a 2002 Juno Award. 

Their latest CD, Rumba Calzada Album 4, was nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding World Recording of the Year.  In 2008 the band performed at Borneo Jazz, in Sarawak, Malaysia and was voted the "crowd favourite" to return in 2009.    

Canadian based Rumba Calzada brought the house down with their eclectic mix of Latin, Salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms.
— Adam Lee, Music-Room - Malaysia
If great things are worth waiting for then this soulful almost mesmerizing, project proves it.
— Descarga.com, New York
...a world class Latin Band.
— The Province, Vancouver, Canada
This one stays in the CD player. A classic.
— Descarga.com, New York
...guaranteed to move your feet and reach your soul.
— Latin Beat Magazine, Los Angeles

International Salsa Magazine Article, Venezuela, April 2014 by Ingrid Hernandez

 

 

Top Photo : Boying Geronimo (center) Allan Johnston (back) Raphael Geronimo (front)