Picante is a sizzling hot band made up of some of Hawaii's finest Latin &
Jazz musicians. They play a fiery blend of Latin Rock, Jazz & Pop along
with traditional styles such as Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Cha Cha and Cumbia.





Picante is unique among Hawaii's Latin

bands, as they play other types of music

also, such as Swing, R&B, Rock, Disco &

other dance styles to satisfy audiences

who want more than strictly Latin music.





Picante has held regular, long term

engagements at the Kahala Mandarin

Oriental Hotel, the Acqua Lounge, &

the Aloha Tower Pier Bar - and

performs concerts, conventions,

music festivals, and regular jazz

venues like Ward Rafters.




Picante members are:
Roshan Kumar - guitar, vocals, leader - often compared with Carlos Santana
Arlene Montalbo - vocals, percussion - the Puerto Rican songbird - a real pro with Spanish songs
Glenn Collen - congas, bongos - verrrry fiery performer - a real crowd pleaser
Chuck James - premier drummer of Hawaii for many years - the guy the others learn from
Shivani - bass - and sometimes vocals - and sometimes keyboards - solid, funky, versatile, hot
Aaron Aranita - piano the way real Latin style piano should sound - world class jazz player
Larry Cook - sax & flute - classically trained with deep musical understanding - a delight to hear





NEW - PLEASE NOTE: due to many requests -

Picante can now perform as a 2 to 5 piece group

playing all the same music as with the larger group

We will continue to perform as 6 or 7 piece whenever possible-
but if you prefer a smaller group - we'll do it!





The beat is infectious, the music is hot, so get up and dance to the spicy sound of


(808) 292-4350 • clearskymusic@aol.com




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