Los Pitutos is a Chilean-Colombian band, founded in Berlin in 2015, which specialises in adaptations of popular Boleros, Cumbias, Joropos and valses and mixes them with own compositions – leading to a unique mixture which captivates its audience and brings it to Latin America on a one way ticket. Founded by four classically trained young Chilean musicians and one Colombian musician, who all came to Germany to study and to work.
Los Pitutos manages to resurrect a bygone world, a world full of longing, warm Latin – American nights and charm of the slower century.
After very successful concerts at Sinnesfreude (Berlin), Not Only Jazz Café (Berlin), Oui, Madame (Berlin) and at the Secrets Festival 2015, Los Pitutos could be heard in the Berlin Philharmonic, where they played as the supporting act to Munich based band Blechschaden. The same constellation could be experienced at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, accomapanied by the band´s appearance at the Bavarian National Radio station (Bayerischer Rundfunk) for the show Z´am rocken. In 2016 the band gave two exciting concerts at the Kunstfabrik Schlot, one of Berlin´s leading Jazz places, where they were part of a festival called Lieben Sie Tango? (Do you love Tango?).
Los Pitutos performed also at the Theater im Fraunhofer in Munich, alongside the wind section of the Munich Philharmonic, at the Welthaus Bielefeld and at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival.
Álvaro Zambrano (piano, vocals, guitar) – is a classically trained opera singer (tenor) with a long experience as a soloist of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Matías Piñeira (horn, trumpet, vocal, composition) – was the youngest horn player at the Symphonic Orchestra of Chile, academist of the Staatskapelle Berlin and is currently solo horn player at the Munich Philharmonic.
Pablo Camus (guitar, vocals) – a graduate of Universidad Católica de Chile, plays guitar and Tiplé Colombiano in different projects with music from Cuba, Chile, Brasil and Mozambique.
Tomás Peralta (double bass, vocals) – after studies in Argentina, at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Music Conservatory in Freiburg, he currently resides in Berlin working as a session bassist and producer for several soul, R’n’B, pop and jazz bands.
Cristian Betancourt (percussion, vocals) – as the only non-Chilean member of the band, he puts different colours into the music and is responsible for combining parts of typical Colombian beats with Latin music in general, trying to create with his bandmates some fresh, new ideas which shed a very different light on what is usually called Latin-American music.