Rio Bamba is an exciting blend of Brazilian, Latin and American Jazz. For 6 years Rio Bamba has performed in a wide variety of jazz and world music venues, corporate shows, private parties, weddings and festivals performing standards and original songs in the unique style of the group.
The Rio Bamba sound is a unique blend of Bossa Nova, Samba, American and Latin Jazz played by world class musicians. The group moves easily from classic and swinging jazz, vocal or instrumental to a Brazilian Samba that brings everyone to the dance floor with it’s irresistible rhythms.
“It was a tremendous performance on the ABC morning show, you all showed great versatility, everyone found Rio Bamba very entertaining. We hope to have you back soon!” – Blanca Riios ABC 7, TV
“These guys sound GREAT!” – Cori Chambers Fox TV, Good Morning Chicago
“Rio Bamba once drove me to do a headstand in the middle of a dance floor. What more can I say? I love this band! ” – Tim Kazurinsky, Saturday Night Live
“They are musically elegant, and WILD! “- Will Clinger, WBBM Host of Wild Chicago
“Rio Bamba plays Bossa Nova like no other. Fronted by dynamic vocalist Maggie Vagle, this band recently played live on my show and knocked me out”.- Scott “Hambone” Hammer, WDCB 90.9 Radio
“We recieved numerous compliments from fans and staff. Thank you again for another superb performance at Cellular Field” -Amy Sheridan, Chicago White Sox
“Rio Bamba infuses the lovely melodies and lyrics of Bossa Nova with the vitality and power of the best Rock music. ” – Randy Freedman, Chicago Jazz Magazine