Born in Cuba, saxophonist Maikel Garcia grew up in a home alive with bossanova, funk, classic, and Cuban music. He combines jazz with his Latin roots and funk to create a unique fusion of rhythms. After graduating from music school in Santiago de Cuba, he founded several successful bands in Cuba…TGMay, La Alianza and Orbita 1. In 2009 he relocated to Ambergris Caye, Belize, where he founded the well known trio Banda Cubana, and played with the “Omolewa Osain Project”, the Cuban-Garifuna Jazz band of legendary Cuban percussionist Carlos Perrote. In July 2013, he launched his debut album, “Para Suerte Mia”. His heart fills the lyrics and his blood runs through the rhythms. It’s a passionate work that moves your soul and body! He recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in California from Cuenca Ecuador, where he played to sold out crowds with legendary guitar virtuoso Jorge Triana, Reunion Cuenca Jazz, Ecuador National Jazz Award winner The Kuky Ortega Project, Pacho Marchan, and Ale Dimogli.