Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Join Wayne Wallace's Latin Jazz Quintet for a special performance as part of the Stanford Jazz Festival. Wayne is practically a one-man ecosystem of jazz. He is a phenomenal trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, producer, and head of his own record label. Pursuing each of these endeavors with unparalleled passion, imagination, and artistry, Wayne has become a towering figure in the Bay Area jazz scene. A gig with Pete Escovedo early in Wayne’s career began his immersion in Latin music. This immersion has deepened considerably over the years, including a few years of intensive study at Cuba’s prestigious Escuela Nacional. Wayne’s acclaimed Latin Jazz Quintet brings together some of the area’s best players: Dave Belove on bass, Murray Low on piano, Carlos Caro on percussion, and Paul Van Wageningen on drums. Fusing the creativity and style of contemporary jazz with a profound affinity for the musical traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean, their 2008 album Infinity (on Wallace’s own Patois label) features Wallace’s original music as well as unique interpretations of jazz and Latin favorites. With impeccable musicianship and boundless imagination, this group takes listeners on a multicultural musical voyage to Cuba, Africa, and Latin America.

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