CHRISTIAN TUMALAN

PIANIST | COMPOSER | ARRANGER | PRODUCER 

2014 Grammy Award Winner for his works as pianist and co-leader with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra; acclaimed as one of the top keyboardists in the prestigious #39th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2017 USA.

Christian Tumalan, a classical and jazz-trained pianist originally from Mexico, told Billboard. “This GRAMMY is a victory not just for us but for independent artists everywhere. ” - Judy Cantor-Navas

Billboard.com

If there was ever any doubt regarding the highest caliber of musicianship, “Mambo Rachmaninoff” will silence those voices forever! A brilliant arrangement by Christian Tumalan of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto, that pays homage to one of the most beautiful Piano Concertos of the Romantic Period combined with Cuban Danzón, Mambo, Guaguancó and even Tango rhythms, that will lead the listener on a breathtaking musical journey.”” - Dave Rogers

University of Virginia

Local piano teacher behind band nominated for Grammy Award” - Bay Area Press

The Almanac

"Classic Palermo starts to the rhythm of mambo with Tumalan" - Sicily Lab

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