Adelante! is an eight-piece band that combines Latin rhythms from around the Caribbean with Jazz influences. Adelante's material takes into account both tipico (traditional) and modern Latin music forms and infuses its arrangements with the creativity and improvisation of Jazz. You'll hear both vocal and instrumental numbers; original compositions by the band and modern updatings/reworkings of material by Eddie Palmieri, Thelonious Monk, Los Van Van, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Rodriguez, Fort Apache Band, Son 14, Gil Fuller, Conjunto Libre and others. Adelante! features jazz musician Mike Kaplan as band leader, arranger, and tenor saxophone.