Waves de Aché is a Columbus-based band blending modern jazz harmony with rhythms rooted in Afro-Cuban Salsa music. Ache is a term from Santeria religion (founded in Cuba) that refers to a positive life force energy that is experienced more easily than explained. This idea is mirrored in the music inspired by this tradition; the listener wants to listen and take in the richness of the harmony and melody, but the power of the rhythms make it hard to sit still. Waves de Aché is led by percussionist Max Marsillo and bassist Will Strickler, both graduates of the Capital University Conservatory of Music. The band plays original compositions and songs by Latin jazz masters such as Paquito D’Rivera, Hilton Ruiz, Ed Simon and more. Completing the group’s line-up are some of Ohio’s finest musicians, Nate Parker on drums, Kevin O’Neill on saxophone & flute, Anthony Stanco on trumpet & flugelhorn and Ben Maloney on piano.