The piece "Vantage Point" appeared on Jazziz magazine's (winter edition).
|SGLJO at JEN 2016 (Photo: Chang Su)|
The album won a Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards and it was named on the top 6 at the "Best of 2016" - Category Latin/Brazilian Jazz by Ken Franckling.
|UNC Gala 2016 (photo: Woody Myers)|
I was lucky to share by doing several clinics and concerts with the Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra (SGLJO) in the US and the Dominican Republic, including two concerts at the JEN Conference in Louisville, KY, the performance of one piece at the UNC Gala, guest conductor at the Santo Domingo Jazz Festival (Casa de Teatro) with the National Conservatory of Music's Big Band. I also had the honor of recording a one-hour performance/TV special for CERTV (State Corporation of Radio and TV) with the band.
|With Hernan Lopez-Nussa, Javier Vargas, and Brad Goode|
|Casa de Teatro (Photo: Pedro Bonilla)|
|With Brad Goode and Ryan Middagh at the Conservatory|
|Quisqueya la Bella, celebrating Dominican music, Manhattan School of Music|
My music was performed by two formidable ensembles: Manhattan School of Music's Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra (conducted by Latin Jazz great Bobby Sanabria) and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music's Concert Jazz Orchestra, USC Long Beach (conducted by the great Jeff Jarvis).
Now getting ready for the JEN Conference in New Orleans (in two days), super exciting!
Here's a video summary of 2016. I hope you enjoy it:
I wish you the best in 2017!
Love and Peace,