Will Strickler

Electric, Synth & Upright Bassist, Band Leader, Composer


Waves de Aché is the journey of a couple Ohio boys raised on rock and hip-hop, who studied jazz and then fell in love with the music of Cuba. Imagine if Snarky Puppy had been born from a salsa band. Whether performing as a piano/bass/drum trio or a six-piece band with horns, Waves De Aché takes the listener on a journey filled with sophisticated harmonies, deep grooves and raw energy.

Led by bassist Will Strickler and percussionist Max Marsillo, Waves de Aché is a collective of the top musicians in the midwest. Their most recent studio album, Forward Motion, features Ben Maloney on piano, Tommy Lehman on trumpet, Kevin O'Neill on saxophones, Ben Crowder on trombone and Zach Compston on drums.

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The band has greatly impressed me to date, both live and on their 2018 live EP, so I think it’s safe to say this will be an exciting and passionate night of fiery rhythms and musicality
— Andrew Patton, JazzColumbus Weekly
Unapologetically fiery and festive Latin music!
— Gerard Cox, booking agent w/ The Vanderelli Room


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