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Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble presents a program spanning classic and modern Salsa, Latin Jazz, traditional works, and more! 

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Stanford's only Afro-Latin Jazz ensemble is excited to play live again! The group will be presenting music spanning the entire spectrum of music comprising the idiom — classic and modern Salsa, Latin Jazz, traditional Cuban songs, and more! We are particularly featuring the music of famous vocalists Celia Cruz and Rubén Blades, as well as local composer John Calloway. The music is guaranteed to make you want to jump out of your seat!

This special evening of music features virtuoso trombonist Francisco Torres in collaboration with the Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Torres is perhaps best known as the long-time musical director, arranger, and trombonist for the Grammy-winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Through his work with Poncho and others, he helped to pioneer the "West Coast Latin Jazz"' sound. Mr.

The acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Murray Low, presents its first performance of the academic year! The evening includes an exciting mix of music spanning the entire spectrum of the idiom: classic and modern salsa from greats such as Ray Barretto and Grupo Niche, new-millennium Latin jazz from the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and classic jazz repertoire from the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Join Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz trumpeter Ray Vega and the acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble as they take important repertoire from American Jazz and re-arrange it with a "Latin Tinge" to illustrate the key connections between the music of North and Latin America. Mr. Vega has transformed works by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and others specifically for this concert presentation.Mr.

The acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble is excited to present its first performance of the academic year! The group will present repertoire spanning the full range of the Latin Jazz idiom — classic salsa from greats such as Celia Cruz and El Gran Combo, Latin jazz pieces from masters such as Orlando "Maraca" Valle, and unique arrangements of songs by American artists such as Thelonious Monk and even the Eagles! Join us for a unique blend of music from both Americas.

The acclaimed Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble is excited to present its final performance of the academic year! In addition to our usual mix of traditional salsa, Latin jazz, Cuban timba and son, we’ve got a few new wrinkles this time around — Puerto Rican plena, a John Coltrane classic, and old school R&B and funk — all with a Latin tinge! The concert includes songs composed or performed by greats such as Los Van Van, Tito Rodriguez, Conjunto Libre, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, John Coltrane, and Armando Peraza.

Join the ensemble for a very special concert collaboration featuring master percussionist John Santos. A seven-time Grammy nominee, Santos is widely regarded as one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today, known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music. He has earned international recognition as a performer, composer, writer, and educator.

The ensemble presents a unique blend of traditional and contemporary songs spanning the entire scope of the Afro-Latin genre, mixed together in new and exciting ways. The evening includes songs composed or performed by greats such as Celia Cruz, Sonora Ponceña, Issac Delgado, Rubén Blades, and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.  There is something for everyone — American jazz standards, rumba, classic salsa, Cuban timba and Latin jazz — and you will definitely *feel* the rhythm!

The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Murray Low, presents its Spring concert, Talking Drums, featuring special guests Jesús Díaz and Michael Spiro – two of the world’s greatest percussionists – who will showcase the role of percussion throughout the history of Afro-Latin jazz from its African folkloric roots, through the rumba traditions of Latin America, and finally to the ultra-modern Cuban timba and rumba jazz sound. The repertoire will feature Mr.

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