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Cayo Ritmo featuring Othello Molineaux 

Cayo Ritmo is back with an exciting new lineup featuring Othello Molineaux for a run of gigs in December 2021. Othello Molineaux is recognized as having revealed steelpan to jazz as a solo instrument. He is known for his work with Jaco Pastorious, as well as many other big names in jazz including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Weather Report, Joe Zawinul, and Ahmad Jamal.  It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with him. It will be a special treat to have him in Key West. Don't miss it!

More info about Othello at:

Schedule of events:

Thursday, 12/9 10a - 1p @ Blue Heaven - Cayo Ritmo Quartet

Thursday, 12/9 5 - 8p @ Rams Head Southernmost - Duo

Friday, 12/10 6:30-11:30p @ Schooner Wharf - Cayo Ritmo Quintet

Saturday, 12/11 8-12p @ Schooner Wharf (Lighted Boat Parade Christmas Celebration) - Cayo Ritmo Quintet (Bahama Village Youth Steel Pan Ensemble will play 6-8p)

Monday, 12/13 9p-12:30a @ Virgilio's - Cayo Ritmo Quartet

Tuesday, 12/14 5-7p @ Ocean Key Sunset Pier - Cayo Ritmo Quintet

Cayo Ritmo Line-up:

Luis Vera - Drums

Jeff Dalton - Bass, Vocals

Ross Brown - Guitar, Vocals, Congas

Othello Molineaux - Steel Pan

Tommy Tangie Levecchia - Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion, Kaos

Summer Tour 2021 

Announcing my summer tour through the Northeast and Atlantic Coast...


First stop, up-state NY to Adirondack Mountains to play:


Thursday, 7/22 7-10p Solo @ Blue Thirty-Two, Lake George, NY -

Friday, 7/23 6-10p Solo @ Blue Thirty-Two, Lake George, NY

Saturday, 7/24 6-9p Solo @ The Owl at Twilight, Olmstedville, NY -

Sunday, 7/25 6-9p Solo @ The Owl at Twilight, Olmstedville, NY

Monday, 7/26 6-9p Solo @ The Owl at Twilight, Olmstedville, NY

Wednesday, 7/28 7-10p @ The Lagoon, Lake George, NY -


Then visiting with friends and family in Westborough, MA and Bethlehem, PA...


Performing at Bethlehem Musikfest

Sunday, 8/8 3:30-5p Sit in (two songs) with De Tierra Caliente @ Plaza Tropical

Wednesday, 8/11 9-11p Solo @ Johnny's Bagels & Deli, Main Street Bethlehem, PA

Friday, 8/13 9-11p Duo w Tommy Tangie @ Johnny's Bagels & Deli, Main Street Bethlehem, PA

Saturday, 8/14 9-11p Duo w Tommy Tangie @ Johnny's Bagels & Deli, Main Street Bethlehem, PA


Then onto the Jersey Shore Tour leg of the journey...


Monday, 8/16 5-8p Duo w Chris Aschman @ Two Mile Landing Crab House, Wildwood Crest, NJ -

Tuesday, 8/17 8-11p Duo w Vincent Bergamo @ Bum Rodgers Crab House, Seaside Heights, NJ -

Wednesday, 8/18 6-10p Duo w Vincent Bergamo @ Captains Inn - Forked River, NJ -

Thursday, 8/19 5-8p Duo w Vincent Bergamo @ Pig & Parrot - Brielle, NJ -

Friday, 8/20 7-11p Trinidelphia @ Margaritaville, Atlantic City, NJ -

Saturday, 8/21 12-2p Solo @ Alma de Mar, Philadelphia, PA -

Sunday, 8/22  Trinidelphia @ Hard Rock Beach Bar -

Monday, 8/23 5-8p Duo w Chris Aschman @ Two Mile Landing Crab House, Wildwood Crest, NJ -

Wednesday, 8/25 5-9p @ Elaine's, Cape May, NJ -


Then taking the ferry across from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE. Camping out with family and friends in Cape Henlopen, DE.

Currently booking gigs in September 2021 in Ocean City, MD, Outter Banks, NC, Charleston, SC areas...

September dates to be announced...

Please contact me if you have or know of opportunities for bookings in these areas in early September... Thanks!





Jazz & Blues Jam @ Scotty's Front Street Stage with Ross Brown and Friends 

I am excited to announce a new weekly series!

Humpday Jazz & Blues Jam @ Scotty's Front Street Stage with Ross Brown and Friends

Wednesdays 8-11p starting February 24th and going forward...

The concept is a community building event hosted by Ross Brown with a house band made up of a rotating cast of Key West's finest rhythm section players and featured lead soloists. The house band will play and opening and closing set. We will also open up the stage to feature guest performances by other musicians, horn players, vocalists, and rhythm section players. Drummers should bring their own sticks. Musicians should bring their own instruments and cables. Guitar and Bass guests should be tuned to tuner before coming on stage. Vocalists should bring their own mic (for COVID safety). There is a house bass rig and the house band will share backline (drums and amps) with honored guests. The vibe will be groovy Jazz, Blues and R&B... We want to encourage people to play Jazz, but the format will not be restricted. Blues and R&B, funk and the like is cool... If you want to come out and play, get there early, bring your axe, sign up on the list and talk to Ross. Come prepared with songs to play. We will do our best to work in as many players in as possible within a 3 hour timeframe. 

Here is the line-up for our debut jam on Wednesday, Feb 24:

Skipper Kripitz - Drums, Vocals

Vincent Bergamo - Keys (Left-hand bass), Vocals

Ross Brown - Guitar, Vocals, MC

Tommy Tangie - Trumpet, Vocals

Please come out and support this hip, new and exciting Key West Music community event in Key West's newest live music venue!

11/28 Cayo Ritmo Trio @ Green Parrot 

Saturday, 11/28 5:30-7p & 9-10:30p @ Green Parrot

Cayo Ritmo Trio


Bjarne Jannik Kjaer - Drums, Vocals, Steel Pan

Tommy "Tangie" Levecchia - Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion

Ross Brown - Guitar, Vocals, Congas, Percussion,  Loops

Check out the webcam at:


Regular weekly gigs in Key West:

Tuesdays 1-4, 5-7p Solo @ Sunset Pier - Ocean Key Resort

Thursdays 10:30a-1:30p Solo or Duo @ Blue Heaven

then 4-7p Solo @ Rams Head Southernmost

Fridays 5:30-8:30p Quartet @ Hank's


TWO NEW VENUES & Busy Weekend 


Tipsy Rooster Liquor Store and Bar  & The Marker Resort

Key West seems to be back almost in full swing... 

Here is my busy Weekend of Gigs:

Friday, 6/12 8-11p Solo @ Tipsy Rooster Liquor Store and Bar 

Saturday, 6/13 11a-2p Solo Brunch @ Four Marlins Oceanfront Dining (Last one for me for now. Venue mgmt discontinued the live music) 

Saturday, 6/13 6:30-10:30p Duo w Bjarne Jannik Kjaer @ Schooner Wharf Bar 

Sunday, 6/14 1:30-4:30p Solo @ The Marker Resort (Also First gig in new venue) 

Sunday, 6/14 6:30-8:30p Solo Dinner Cruise aboard Sunset Watersports Party Cat

MAYDAY.... MAYDAY.... Going Live on Facebook 


5/1/2020 6-8p on facebook group "Honest Trav’s Virtual Dive Bar". 

***You need to join the group to view the performance.***

Tips are greatly appreciated:$RossBrownMusic

Percussion with Entrain! 

I am excited to announce that I will be playing percussion with Entrain for their long weekend tour in Key West! Been watching Tom Major and his amazing band play in Key West for years! I have had the opportunity to sit in in the past. Jeff Clark will be fronting the band!

Wed 3/27 & Thur 3/28 5:30-7p, 9-10:30p, 11p-12:30a @ Green Parrot

Fri 3/29 & Sat 3/20 6:30-11p @ Schooner Wharf

Sunday Ramble January 12 

It is an honor to be a guest artist in this season's first Sunday Ramble productions. Making music with such a great group of talented musicians is real pleasure. Check out the show!

Fantasy Fest Madness 

This weeks Fantasy Fest Gigs:

Monday 10/21 1-4p Ocean Key Sunset Pier - Solo

then... 9:30p-1a Martini Monday @ Virgilio's - Cayo Ritmo Trio

Tuesday 10/22 5:30-9:30p @ Sloppy Joe's - Cayo Ritmo w Ken Fradley

Wednesday 10/23  5:30-9:30p @ Sloppy Joe's - Cayo Ritmo

Friday 10/25 12-4p @ Hog's Breath w Ken Fradley

Friday 10/25 7:30-9p @ Green Parrot - Cayo Ritmo

Saturday 10/26 Before and after the Parade @ Viva Saloon - Cayo Ritmo


Summer Tour  

The time has come again to get off the rock and head north. Taking some time off and away from Key West has proved to be an important balance in my life helping me to maintain my health and sanity. I am very much looking forward to taking a drive, spending some time with family, reconnecting with old friends, making new friends and playing music in many locations, surfing, paddle-boarding, and kite-boarding...

First stop will be Ocean City, MD where I will play 2 dates (7/26&27) at Princess Royale Hotel on the beach.

Then to the Jersey shore to play a few dates with Vince Bergamo and Ginger Coyle.

Then home to Bethlehem, PA for Musikfest (

Then August 14th, Back in OCMD at Madfish, and the 2 more dates at Princess Royale.

Then out to Lignum, VA for Mustafa Akabar's Memorial Mustock Festival (8/23, 24)

Then out to Outter Banks, NC for Labor Day weekend, 2 dates at Waterman's Grille at REAL Watersports Kiteboarding Resort.

September in Charleston Area, Folly Beach, SC and possibly Myrtle Beach, SC as well...

Looking to pick up gigs and fill in my calendar with work along the way. If you are interested in booking me as solo, duo or maybe even full band, or if you have any leads on booking, please email

Full Calender with details at:

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