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Legal name: Mark Cotgrove


Snowboy (a.k.a. Mark Cotgrove) is a UK-based Afro-Cuban percussionist, bandleader, DJ, music critic, journalist and music promoter.

Featured in the Who's Who of Latin American Music, Snowboy has released 11 albums and 17 singles in a career that spans over 15 years and has taken him and his authentic Afro-Cuban sound to concert stages all over the world.

Snowboy – with his band the Latin Section, comprising the cream of the UK's Latin Jazz musicians – carries the torch with their authentic Latin jazz style. Together they create a sound which whilst encompassing the influences from the masters of the genre, is also highly capable of intense swing and verve. Snowboy and the Latin Section have developed a unique and often identifiable sound in Latin dance music, something that is apparently hard to do, especially in the Latin jazz arena. Percussively explosive uptempo original compositions, at times tinged with folklore that continues their quest to keep the music exciting and to keep the dancers dancing.

Outside of his Latin jazz work, Cotgrove is also a fan of soul music and presented a show on 'Weekender FM' during the Southport Soul Weekender events in the early 90s.

He often worked with Lisa Stansfield on her albums.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Snowboy's Soul Spectacular: Funk & Soul Recordings Snowboy 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Return of the Hi-Hat: Essential Cuban, Brazilian Hard Bop + Fusion Snowboy 2
2004 Latin Fever! The Best of Snowboy's Acid Jazz Years Snowboy 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Many Faces of Snowboy M.F.O.S. 1

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