16 May 2014 | Contortionist Jazz Exotica


Stolen Idols present a potent cocktail of beatnik bongo jazz, Latin jazz and exotica. They are one of only a small number of ensembles in the world currently presenting exotica authentically with acoustic instruments and a Latin jazz sensibility.

Stolen Idols include Drew Farmer on piano; Kent Oldfield on vibes, marimba, and percussion; Mauricio Rodriguez on acoustic bass; Scott Bihorel YaƱez on percussion; and Omar Perdomo on percussion.

Stolen Idols started gigging around the greater Tampa/St. Pete archipelago in mid-2008. Settings have ranged from intimate cocktail lounges to museums to large festivals, such as the WMNF Tropical Heatwave. Their sets at the Mai Kai were among the highlights of the 2009 and 2010 Hukilau.