Jean Paul Tamayo: Up And Coming International Salsa Artist

While in Paris a few months ago, I had an opportunity to interview this talented “new” artist I had met a few years ago, thanks to George Delgado. I was performing with my band at B.B. Kings in Times Square and George told me, “you should invite this guy to sing with us”.

I generally would not just do that with someone I don’t know, but I trusted George’s opinion, so I invited Jean Paul to sing a tune with us. I didn’t regret it. He’s got a great voice and is very tasty. I think he’s got a unique style. I’ll share interviews (English and Spanish, a SlamaNater first) as well has  sample mp3’s from his new release, of which one features master vocalist Tito Allen, so you can judge for yourself.

Take the time to watch the interview(s) as he has an interesting bio.

French-colombian singer Jean Paul Tamayo presents Sigue caminando, his first single featuring legendary salsa singer Tito Allen (Ray Barreto, Tito Puente, Típica 73), included in his new album to be released in 2015. Tamayo is currently in Colombia promoting Sigue caminando in the cities of Bogota and Cali.

Jean Paul Tamayo was born in Paris, France, to colombian parents. In 2002, he started working as a professional lead singer for various salsa bands based in Europe. Alfredo Cutufla, Jim López and Alex Wilson just a few of the big names who Tamayo performs with at venues, festivals and tours in countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England, Switzerland, France and Spain. He also is in high demand as backing vocalist for artists such as Maelo Ruiz, Cano Estremera, Camilo Azuquita, Frankie Vasquez, Tito Allen and Herman Olivera.

Tamayo has also travelled to Puerto rico in 2009, and several times to New York between 2009 and 2013, where he recorded the duo with Tito Allen and also shared the stage alongside stars in the Salsa industry such as Ray de la Paz, Jimmy Bosch, Pete Nater, Frankie Morales, among others …

Now in 2015, Tamayo launches his career as a solo artist and band leader.  Living between Colombia and France both of his home countries, Jean Paul Tamayo presents the first single of his forthcoming solo album and embarks on his international tour Sigue caminando tour 2015.

Click the play button below to here the mp3 with Tito Allen

Click below to here mp3 “Puerto Rico”