Stan Ginn joined Tropicoso a couple of years ago to play Congas in place of Charlie Schweitzer, who had temporarily relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. An amazing performer on a wide range of percussion instruments, he took over the Bongo chair when Charlie returned to the band.
Stann has studied privately with teachers in New York City, San Francisco, and Havana, Cuba. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and has performed and/or recorded with a wide variety of artists including Louie Bellson, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Pan Ramajay, Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band, Songo, Janet Pressley, Bailando Desnudo, Donna Summer, Monk, Phil Hawkins, the 4Track All-Stars, and many more. In addition to his performances with Tropicoso, he can currently be seen with Phil Degreg’s Brasilia, Dave Hawkins and Celtic Core, Bossa do Retro, and his own groups Pancaribbean and Mambo Diablo.
Stan has also been involved in music education for over 20 years teaching private and group lessons as well as providing educational programs in schools. His current educational show is entitled Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in which he teaches kids to drum on buckets, barrels, and car parts.
When not performing or teaching, Stan is usually hanging out with his lovely wife Kerry and their three amazing boys.