☾ The Uppertones
(Jamaican R’n’B, Boogie, Calypso, & mento, Ska, Rocksteady)
The Uppertones is a powerful trio of trombone, vocals, piano, & drums dedicated to the sound of the 50’s in Jamaica, the Jamaican R’n’B, Jamaican boogie, calypso, & mento. The kick start to homegrown Jamaican music came with American rock’n’roll and R’n’B (rhythm & blues). At that time it was the birth of Ska, who originated Rocksteady, Reggae etc. This trio aims to please crowds with a stompin’ swing style mixed with the Jamaican edge and style. Mr.T-bone is a well know singer, composer, and trombone player in the international ska scene who has released 8 solo albums in the last 12 years and has toured Europe, USA, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico. He has been a major contributor to the Italian ska & reggae scene for over a decade now. Peter Truffa is a fabulous piano player & singer from New York. With his blues, jazz, and ska roots, he toured for years with The New York Ska Jazz Ensemble and with Giuliano Palma and the Bluebeaters. He worked with Mr.T-bone on his second album “Mr.T-Bone Sees America”. Paolo Inserra is a gifted young italian drummer, he already worked with Mr.T-Bone with his past band “The Young Lions”, also toured with Giuliano Palma on his solo project, with the pop italian band called “Baustelle” and toured with the famous actor Gary Dourdan of CSI.
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