Welcome to the Official website of Yahuba "El Pollo" Garcia
In the language of his Puerto Rican ancestors, The Taino, "Yahuba" means music or 'grito fuerte y sonoro' (strong musical scream). His instruments include Congas, Timbales, Bongo, assorted percussion, and vocals. As an educator, he has visited schools, speaking and performing in front of children of all ages about his Puerto Rican culture, music and heritage. As a musician, Yahuba knows no boundaries, he embraces every style of music as if it was his own, and is true to the craft of showmanship. One only needs to see the charismatic joy he delivers through his music to understand how he got his name.
Recently, Yahuba has been on tour with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew (of Talking Heads) for the Remain In Light 40 year anniversary tour that started in 2021. Formerly a member of the Ryan Montbleau Band for 7 years as well as Percy Hill, Yahuba also frequents the lineup in several bands including: Jen Kearney, BT/ALC Big Band, The Motet, Spotted Tiger, Taproots, The Brother's McCann, Duke Levine's Super Sweet Sounds of the 70s & Chad Hollister Band. He has recorded and played gigs with countless musicians (ie. Martin Sexton, ALO, Assembly of Dust, Michigan Blacksnake, The Boston Horns, Ron Levy and many others). Yahuba also fronted his own groups The Pollotronik All Stars and The Boogaloo Collective which make an appearance whenever he can make it happen. Yahuba has also recorded on over 70 albums with New England area and National artists and continues to be one of the most sought-after studio musicians in the New England area.
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Playing a tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder
CD Release Party - All star cast: Tucker Antell - alto sax Pete Levesque - alto sax Mike Tucker - tenor sax Dino Govoni - tenor sax Jared Sims - bari sax Bijon Watson - trumpet Alex Lee-Clark - trumpet Mark Berney - trumpet Eric “Benny” Bloom - trumpet Brian Thomas - trombone Clayton DeWalt - trombone Rob Krahn - trombone Angel Subero - bass trombone Dean “The Dux” Johnston - drums Amy Bellamy - keyboards Sam Gilman - keyboards Jeffrey Lockhart - guitar Steve Fell - guitar Aaron Bellamy - bass Yahuba Garcia-Torres - percussion