The Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Murray Low, collaborates with master percussionist and five-time Grammy-nominated John Santos in a performance featuring original works by Santos that draw from a diverse range of styles spanning multiple eras of Latin American music, Jazz, and music of African origin. The concert also will feature music chosen by master flautist Andrea Brachfeld, who mentored the ensemble in early April and is regarded as one of the most important flautists in the history of the New York Latin Jazz scene. The concert takes place Monday, May 24, at 8pm in Campbell Recital Hall on the Stanford campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for students; and free for Stanford students with ID.
Regarded as one of the most influential figures in Latin Jazz on the West Coast through his leadership of groundbreaking groups like the Machete Ensemble, Santos innovatively combines traditional forms and instruments with contemporary music. He has earned respect and recognition as an educator, composer, and record and events producer and has worked with many acknowledged masters, including Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, McCoy Tyner, Omar Sosa and Carlos Santana, among others.
"Mr. Santos has been to Stanford before, but this is the first time he's been able to mentor and perform with music students specifically focused on his chosen field. We are extremely excited to be working with him firsthand." says Murray Low, director of the Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble.
The Stanford Latin Jazz Ensemble was formed in January 2008 by director Murray Low for the performance, interpretation and study of Afro-Latin music and its fusion with North American jazz. The ensemble received a prestigious grant from SiCa (Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts) for the current 2009-2010 academic year that will allow the project to elevate Stanford University's presence as an education center in the field of Afro-Latin Jazz.
To purchase tickets by phone, call Stanford Ticket Office at 650.725.2787.
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