I had the honor to be invited to play the piano on stage with top salsa band Bamboleo in Cuba at 20 years old ! Not too bad for a french countryside guy !
I went twice to Cuba with my mentors Olivier Congar and elite trumpet player Carlos "El Bola"Betancourt. They were kind to introduce me to Lazaro Valdes, Bamboleo's music director. Lazaro offered me to come and play with the band on the same night. What a memory !!!