Email:          Phone: 314-504-7559

Clave Sol is a spicy fusion of jazz improvisation with Latin, funk, island, and world rhythms.

The music of Clave Sol is lively, improvisational, and danceable. Clave Sol is jazz played to the rhythms of Salsa, Cha-cha-cha, Bolero, Tango, Cumbia, Merengue, Samba, Bossa Nova, Reggae, Calypso, and other world rhythms. For musical reference one can find traces of Mongo Santamaria, Michel Camilo, Chick Corea, Joe Sample and the Jazz Crusaders, and Carlos Santana.

The group was started in 2000 by St. Louis pianist Philip Gomez, with the concept of providing music that would be exciting for the audience as well as for the musicians. That translated into the combination of solid grooves of Latin, island, and world rhythms with challenging musical motifs and improvisation.


Trio - piano, bass, Latin percussion

Quartet - piano, bass, Latin percussion, and drums or guitar

Quintet and more - piano, bass, drums, Latin percussion, trumpet, flute or guitar

Contact: Philip Gomez: 314-504-7559


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