Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance is dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin Jazz through performance and education.
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The non-profit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) was established by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 to promote Afro Latin Jazz through a comprehensive array of performances, educational programs, recordings and international cultural diplomacy initiatives. ALJA serves as the institutional home of the GRAMMY winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra established in 2002, and self produces the Orchestra's annual performance season at Symphony Space (2007 - 2014), and maintains a weekly engagement for the Orchestra at the famed jazz club Birdland. Arturo O'Farrill's debut album with the Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination in 2006 and the Orchestra's second album, Song for Chico, (ZOHO) earned a GRAMMY® Award for "Best Latin Jazz Album" in 2009. In February 2011, Mr. O'Farrill and the ALJO released their third GRAMMY® nominated album, 40 Acres and a Burro (ZOHO). In 2011, O'Farrill released his first solo album, The Noguchi Sessions, (ZOHO). On May 6, 2014, O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra released their latest album, The Offense of the Drum, on Motéma Music, which is nominated for a GRAMMY® for "Best Latin Jazz Album." Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra's Final Night at Birdland (ZOHO) won the 2014 Latin GRAMMY® Award for "Best Instrumental Album". The Alliance also maintains a world-class collection of Latin Jazz musical scores and recordings. ALJA's education initiatives include the Afro Latin Jazz Academy of Music in-school residency program serving public schools citywide with instrumental and ensemble instruction, and the pre-professional youth orchestra, the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, which prepares the next generation of musicians. The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance is a partner project of the Fund for the City of New York and maintains an administrative office at the Harlem School of the Arts -- The Herb Alpert Center where O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are currently artists-in-residence.

Mission: The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) is dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. The Alliance maintains a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings, provides institutional support for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and provides education programs for young musicians and new audiences. Donate here: https://www.nycharities.org/fundraise/Screens/donate.aspx?id=470

05/12/2020
They Probably Dance To This On Mars Too...

A message from Bam Bam Rodriguez!

TUNE IN - Today 2pm
Special Video from his new album

Also, at 3pm:
Join bassist, activist, and ALJO member, Bam Bam Rodriguez as he criss crosses the globe exploring the rhythms we all share and discovering how similar rhythms can be found making people dance all over the world and beyond...

To participate, register here: [email protected]

#ALJADigitalVillage

Adam O'Farrill - Choices in ImprovisationWednesday, May 13 - 5pm ETPick the mind of Adam O'Farrill - trumpet phenom & co...
05/12/2020

Adam O'Farrill - Choices in Improvisation
Wednesday, May 13 - 5pm ET

Pick the mind of Adam O'Farrill - trumpet phenom & composer - as he explores the "in the moment" choices we make as improvisers

To participate, email:
[email protected]

#ALJADigitalVillage

Adam O'Farrill - Choices in ImprovisationWednesday, May 13 - 3pm ETPick the mind of Adam O'Farrill - trumpet phenom & co...
05/11/2020

Adam O'Farrill - Choices in Improvisation
Wednesday, May 13 - 3pm ET

Pick the mind of Adam O'Farrill - trumpet phenom & composer - as he explores the "in the moment" choices we make as improvisers

To participate, email:
[email protected]

#ALJADigitalVillage

TOMORROW:"They Probably Dance To This On Mars Too..."FREE WORKSHOP - All ages welcome!Join bassist, activist, and ALJO m...
05/11/2020

TOMORROW:

"They Probably Dance To This On Mars Too..."

FREE WORKSHOP - All ages welcome!

Join bassist, activist, and ALJO member, Bam Bam Rodriguez as he criss crosses the globe exploring the rhythms we all share and discovering how similar rhythms can be found making people dance all over the world and beyond...

To participate, register here: [email protected]latinjazz.org

#ALJADigitalVillage

TOMORROW:"They Probably Dance To This On Mars Too..."FREE WORKSHOP - All ages welcome!Join bassist, activist, and ALJO m...
05/11/2020

TOMORROW:

"They Probably Dance To This On Mars Too..."

FREE WORKSHOP - All ages welcome!

Join bassist, activist, and ALJO member, Bam Bam Rodriguez as he criss crosses the globe exploring the rhythms we all share and discovering how similar rhythms can be found making people dance all over the world and beyond...

To participate, register here: [email protected]

#ALJADigitalVillage

This week on #ALJADigitalVillage JOIN US! @greenespacenyc @birdlandjazz @pianitis
05/11/2020

This week on #ALJADigitalVillage JOIN US! @greenespacenyc @birdlandjazz @pianitis

This week on #ALJADigitalVillageJOIN US!The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXRBirdland Jazz ClubArturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin...
05/11/2020

This week on #ALJADigitalVillage
JOIN US!

The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR

Birdland Jazz Club

Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:https://charity.gofund...
05/11/2020
ALJA Emergency Artist Fund

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

To apply for assistance:
https://afrolatinjazzalliance.submittable.com/submit/

#ALJO #ALJA #afrolatinjazz #ALJAEmergencyArtistFund #COVID #quarantine

Musicians and artists are hurting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All public performances, shows and music classes have been cancelled or postponed and it has become very difficult for them to pursue any regular activity and projects. In many cases all sources of ...

TOMORROW! VIRTUAL BIRDLAND 8:30pm ET‬Only on ALJA Digital Village 📺Recorded remotely from locations as diverse as Madrid...
05/09/2020

TOMORROW! VIRTUAL BIRDLAND 8:30pm ET‬
Only on ALJA Digital Village 📺

Recorded remotely from locations as diverse as Madrid, Los Angeles and New York City, Arturo O'Farrill and the mighty Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are reviving their ‪Sunday night‬ Birdland Jazz Club residency in an online setting.
Accompanied by chat and commentary from Arturo and the ALJO musicians. Every Sunday.

TUNE IN
Link in Bio

#ALJO #ALJA #afrolatinjazz #Birdland #VirtualBirdland #ALJADigitalVillage #ALJAEmergencyArtistFund

05/09/2020
Concert Series at Wellesley College

LIVE NOW!

First experienced in April 2016, this concert was the culmination of a fabulous artist residency at Wellesley College. Arturo O'Farrill has established himself as a jazz phenomenon winning a multitude of awards as pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. O'Farrill initially left his mark playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, and Wynton Marsalis, and in 2002 he created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to celebrate Latin jazz through international tours and the commissioning of new works.

05/09/2020
Concert Series at Wellesley College

LIVE NOW!

First experienced in April 2016, this concert was the culmination of a fabulous artist residency at Wellesley College. Arturo O'Farrill has established himself as a jazz phenomenon winning a multitude of awards as pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. O'Farrill initially left his mark playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, and Wynton Marsalis, and in 2002 he created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to celebrate Latin jazz through international tours and the commissioning of new works.

“La música de jazz es música revolucionaria y artistas como Charles Mingus y Billie Holiday... en medio de tiempos muy f...
05/08/2020
Arturo O’Farrill: “El jazz es música revolucionaria"

“La música de jazz es música revolucionaria y artistas como Charles Mingus y Billie Holiday... en medio de tiempos muy feos no nada más han sobrevivido, sino que han adelantado la causa, la revolución”, dijo O’Farrill en entrevista reciente con The Associated Press desde Los Ángeles. “Vamos otra vez a reconocer que la música de jazz es música revolucionaria”

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (AP) — Arturo O’Farrill cree que los tiempos difíciles por el coronavirus servirán para darle un impulso al jazz. “La música de jazz es música revolucionaria y artistas como...

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:https://charity.gofund...
05/08/2020
ALJA Emergency Artist Fund

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

To apply for assistance:
https://afrolatinjazzalliance.submittable.com/submit/

#ALJO #ALJA #afrolatinjazz #ALJAEmergencyArtistFund #COVID #quarantine

Musicians and artists are hurting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All public performances, shows and music classes have been cancelled or postponed and it has become very difficult for them to pursue any regular activity and projects. In many cases all sources of ...

TONIGHT! 9pm ETJoin us in this livestream concert with Arturo O'Farrill & Adam O'FarrillPart of the Ori-Gen Collective @...
05/07/2020

TONIGHT! 9pm ET
Join us in this livestream concert with Arturo O'Farrill & Adam O'Farrill

Part of the Ori-Gen Collective @origencoll
Link in bio
#ALJADigitalVillage

TONIGHT! 9pm ETJoin us in this livestream concert with Arturo O'Farrill & Adam O'FarrillPart of the Ori-Gen Collective#A...
05/07/2020

TONIGHT! 9pm ET
Join us in this livestream concert with Arturo O'Farrill & Adam O'Farrill

Part of the Ori-Gen Collective

#ALJADigitalVillage

TODAY! 9pm ET
Ori-Gen Collective on #ALJADigitalVillage

TODAY! 9pm ETOri-Gen Collective on #ALJADigitalVillage
05/07/2020

TODAY! 9pm ET
Ori-Gen Collective on #ALJADigitalVillage

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:https://charity.gofund...
05/06/2020
ALJA Emergency Artist Fund

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

To apply for assistance:
https://afrolatinjazzalliance.submittable.com/submit/

#ALJO #ALJA #afrolatinjazz #ALJAEmergencyArtistFund #COVID #quarantine

Musicians and artists are hurting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All public performances, shows and music classes have been cancelled or postponed and it has become very difficult for them to pursue any regular activity and projects. In many cases all sources of ...

05/06/2020
Concert Series at Wellesley College

THIS FRIDAY! 8pm
Presented in collaboration with Concert Series at Wellesley College

#ALJADigitalVillage

First experienced in April 2016, this concert was the culmination of a fabulous artist residency at Wellesley College. Arturo O'Farrill has established himself as a jazz phenomenon winning a multitude of awards as pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. O'Farrill initially left his mark playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, and Wynton Marsalis, and in 2002 he created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to celebrate Latin jazz through international tours and the commissioning of new works.

First experienced in April 2016, this concert was the culmination of a fabulous artist residency at Wellesley College. Arturo O'Farrill has established himself as a jazz phenomenon winning a multitude of awards as pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. O'Farrill initially left his mark playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, and Wynton Marsalis, and in 2002 he created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to celebrate Latin jazz through international tours and the commissioning of new works.

May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 202...
05/05/2020

May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020

#GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

#GivingTuesdayNow is designed to drive an influx of grassroots generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. It’s a day when we can all come together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity--to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

DONATE TODAY
Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

This week on #ALJADigitalVillageJoin us!
05/05/2020

This week on #ALJADigitalVillage
Join us!

Mayo 5 es #GivingTuesdayNow#GivingTuesdayNow es un día mundial de donaciones y unidad, que tiene lugar el 5 de mayo de 2...
05/05/2020

Mayo 5 es #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow es un día mundial de donaciones y unidad, que tiene lugar el 5 de mayo de 2020 como respuesta de emergencia a la necesidad sin precedentes causada por el COVID-19.

El día está diseñado para canalizar una afluencia de generosidad, participación ciudadana, activación de negocios y filantropía, y apoyo para comunidades y organizaciones sin fines de lucro de todo el mundo.

Es un día en el que todos podemos unirnos y retribuir en todas las formas, sin importar quién o dónde estemos.

DONA HOY MISMO
Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

#GivingTuesdayNow es un día mundial de donaciones y unidad, que tendrá lugar el 5 de mayo de 2020 como respuesta de emer...
05/05/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow es un día mundial de donaciones y unidad, que tendrá lugar el 5 de mayo de 2020 como respuesta de emergencia a la necesidad sin precedentes causada por el COVID-19. El día está diseñado para canalizar una afluencia de generosidad, participación ciudadana, activación de negocios y filantropía, y apoyo para comunidades y organizaciones sin fines de lucro de todo el mundo. Es un día en el que todos podemos unirnos y retribuir en todas las formas, sin importar quién o dónde estemos.

05/05/2020

May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

#GivingTuesdayNow is designed to drive an influx of grassroots generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. It’s a day when we can all come together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity--to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

DONATE TODAY
Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response t...
05/05/2020

May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, no matter who or where we are. Your donation will make a significant difference in ALJA's ability to support our artists, staff, students, and online programming. No gift is too small. Thank you! - https://mailchi.mp/b7c2df2b0c22/our-2019-trip-to-cuba-annual-holiday-fundraiser-join-a-global-giving-movement-fandango-at-the-wall-1123077

SIGN UP for today’s workshop!Kids (their parents and grandparents too!) are invited to join Cuban drummer and ALJAM teac...
05/05/2020

SIGN UP for today’s workshop!

Kids (their parents and grandparents too!) are invited to join Cuban drummer and ALJAM teaching artist, Alejandro Enriquez as he teaches you to explore the percussive possibilites of your own body!

Email [email protected] if you have a young person who would like to participate live!

#ALJADigitalVillage

THERES STILL TIME TO SIGN UP! Kids (their parents and grandparents too!) are invited to join Cuban drummer and ALJAM tea...
05/05/2020

THERES STILL TIME TO SIGN UP! Kids (their parents and grandparents too!) are invited to join Cuban drummer and ALJAM teaching artist, Alejandro Enriquez as he teaches you to explore the percussive possibilites of your own body!
Email [email protected] if you have a young person who would like to participate live!

#ALJADigitalVillage

Ori-Gen Collective
05/04/2020

Ori-Gen Collective

Please join us and meet the members of the Ori-Gen Collective in a conversation about music, solidarity, and living in the age of COVID-19 -- and beyond.
May 4, 2020 at 9PM (EST) Here via Facebook Live

"...an excellent album of creative, individual music that crosses the boundaries between written (formal) and improvised...
05/04/2020
Arturo O’Farrill’s “Four Questions”

"...an excellent album of creative, individual music that crosses the boundaries between written (formal) and improvised music. Recommended."

Recent review of FOUR QUESTIONS

#fourquestions #aljo #arturoofarrill #cornelwest

https://artmusiclounge.wordpress.com/2020/04/30/arturo-ofarrills-four-questions/

FOUR QUESTIONS / O’FARRILL: Baby Jack. Jazz Twins. Four Questions.+ Clump, Unclump. A Still, Small Voice* / The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra; Arturo O’Farrill, pno/cond; +Dr. Cornel West, speaker; *Th…

VIRTUAL BIRDLANDSundays 8:30pm ET‬Only on ALJA Digital Village 📺Recorded remotely from locations as diverse as Madrid, L...
05/04/2020

VIRTUAL BIRDLAND
Sundays 8:30pm ET‬
Only on ALJA Digital Village 📺

Recorded remotely from locations as diverse as Madrid, Los Angeles and New York City, Arturo O'Farrill and the mighty Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are reviving their ‪Sunday night‬ Birdland Jazz Club residency in an online setting.
Accompanied by chat and commentary from Arturo and the ALJO musicians. Every Sunday.

TUNE IN
Link in Bio

#ALJO #ALJA #afrolatinjazz #Birdland #VirtualBirdland #ALJADigitalVillage #ALJAEmergencyArtistFund

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:https://charity.gofund...
05/04/2020
ALJA Emergency Artist Fund

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians - ALJA Emergency Artist Fund:
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

To apply for assistance:
https://afrolatinjazzalliance.submittable.com/submit/

#ALJO #ALJA #afrolatinjazz #ALJAEmergencyArtistFund #COVID #quarantine

Musicians and artists are hurting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All public performances, shows and music classes have been cancelled or postponed and it has become very difficult for them to pursue any regular activity and projects. In many cases all sources of ...

05/02/2020
Cuban-Khaleeji Project: ALJA Digital Village

Presented by NYUAD Arts Center and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

Featuring Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra + Yazz Ahmed (Bahrain / UK) + Boom.Diwan (Kuwait / UAE) + MALIKA ZARRA (Morocco / France) + Ali Obaid (UAE)

Revisit this one of a kind musical journey exploring the traditions and sounds of seafaring cultures from the Gulf and North Africa to Cuba.
Led by pianist, composer, and director Arturo O’Farrill, the Cuban-Khaleeji Project was a world premiere collaboration commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, weaving together the music of the Khaleeji people of the Gulf, the Middle East, Spain, Morocco, with Cuba and the Caribbean.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill -- piano & Musical Director

Reeds:
• Roman Filiu - Alto
• Alexa Tarantino - Alto
• Ivan Renta - Tenor
• Alejandro Aviles - Tenor
• Larry Bustamante - Baritone

Trumpets:
• Bryan Davis
• Jim Seeley
• Scott Engelbright
• David Neves

Trombones:
• Rafi Malkiel
• Ben Barnett
• Abdulrahman (Rocky) Amer
• Jennifer Wharton - bass trombone

Rhythm
• Vince Cherico - drums
• Bam Rodriguez - bass
• Carly Maldonado - percussion
• Keisel Jimenez - congas

Filmed on February 20, 2019, at The Arts Center of NYU Abu Dhabi

#ALJADigitalVillage #afrolatinjazz #arturoofarrill #afrolatinjazzorchestra #cubankhaleeji #usa #bahrain #UK #kuwait #uae #morocco #france

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians -

ALJA Emergency Artist Fund: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

To apply for assistance: https://afrolatinjazzalliance.submittable.com/submit/

05/01/2020
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

Watch HERE
Cuban-Khaleeji Project
Tonight 8pm ET

https://www.facebook.com/afrolatinjazzalliance/videos/3242726969093722/

Presented by NYUAD Arts Center and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

Featuring Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra + Yazz Ahmed (Bahrain / UK) + Boom.Diwan (Kuwait / UAE) + MALIKA ZARRA (Morocco / France) + Ali Obaid (UAE)

Revisit this one of a kind musical journey exploring the traditions and sounds of seafaring cultures from the Gulf and North Africa to Cuba.
Led by pianist, composer, and director Arturo O’Farrill, the Cuban-Khaleeji Project was a world premiere collaboration commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, weaving together the music of the Khaleeji people of the Gulf, the Middle East, Spain, Morocco, with Cuba and the Caribbean.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill -- piano & Musical Director

Reeds:
• Roman Filiu - Alto
• Alexa Tarantino - Alto
• Ivan Renta - Tenor
• Alejandro Aviles - Tenor
• Larry Bustamante - Baritone

Trumpets:
• Bryan Davis
• Jim Seeley
• Scott Engelbright
• David Neves

Trombones:
• Rafi Malkiel
• Ben Barnett
• Abdulrahman (Rocky) Amer
• Jennifer Wharton - bass trombone

Rhythm
• Vince Cherico - drums
• Bam Rodriguez - bass
• Carly Maldonado - percussion
• Keisel Jimenez - congas

Filmed on February 20, 2019, at The Arts Center of NYU Abu Dhabi

#ALJADigitalVillage #afrolatinjazz #arturoofarrill #afrolatinjazzorchestra #cubankhaleeji #usa #bahrain #UK #kuwait #uae #morocco #france

Support our campaign and help us provide assistance to our musicians -

ALJA Emergency Artist Fund: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/alja-emergency-artist-fund

To apply for assistance: https://afrolatinjazzalliance.submittable.com/submit/

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🎺 AuxSons analyses the links between jazz and world music : afro jazz, Latin jazz, fusion, free jazz... « Expanding its territories by multiplying shifting zones of exchange and friction at its borders, where styles and genres intermingle to create new hybrids, jazz appears as a privileged space where the composite and syncretic beauty of our globalised humanity comes into its own. » 🎺
invitation to Co-Create on HotHouse Global for Spring season. Inquiries for round 1 due Monday - click on link for details https://conta.cc/352jZFw
Hello ALJA! On behalf of the Soldiers of the US Army Field Band I would like to invite you all to our daily livestream concert series We Stand Ready! This Sunday will feature your US Army Jazz Ambassadors with Latin Beat, and special guest artist Jose Molina! Please check out our website and subscribe on Facebook and YouTube so you don't miss a beat! www.armyfieldband.com.about/ensembles/jazz-ambassadors
MFM Member Newsletter #80 w. Action Alert by the Music Workers Alliance (MWA). Pls sign their petition which asks for 2 main things: To have all major corporations put in 1% of their earnings into Musicians Relief funds to be passed on to musicians. Reduce Copyright Infringement by establishing “Standard Technical Measures” to create a more sustainable online music ecosystem.
Yilian Cañizares, Gustavo Ovalles, and I will launch the debut U.S. tour of our AGUAS Trio project at Birdland in NYC, February 18-22, followed by concerts in Portland (2/24), Phoenix (2/26), Los Angeles (2/28), Oakland (2/29 & 3/1), Seattle (3/3&4), Boston (3/6), Philadelphia (3/7), Washington, DC (3/8), Minneapolis (3/10), Detroit (3/11) and Chicago (3/12-15). Details at www.omarsosa.com/tour.php. Hope you can catch one of the shows!
Roy Hargrove playing at the 2018 Jazz Gallery Gala where Salsa met Jazz.
ALJA musicians and educators and David Liebman fans and students, pls come to Musicians For Musicians, Inc - MFM's mixer Zinc Bar, on Wednesday the 6th, 7pm. David Liebman (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones) is the headliner.
MFM endorses the "Songs of Love & Resistance show" this Saturday: https://doobeedoobeedoo.info/event/arturo-ofarrill-the-afro-latin-jazz-orchestra-songs-of-love-resistance/ Yes, music is not just about "entertaining" people but also reminding them about the bullsh*t happening around them. In solidarity and music. (Besides, Arturo is a member of Musicians For Musicians, Inc - MFM advocating #MakingMusicIsAProfession)
In case you missed it: Arturo O'Farrill talks about creating Fandango at the Wall
New single coming up. "All groove" Produced by Chris Davis "Big Dog" .. Its a hot new track with a latin flavor , groovy and interesting melodic form, sort of Big band feel and abstract colors. In iTunes and all digital outlets in a. few weeks. You'll wanna check this one out. NG..
drawing from their ✨barranquilla and bogotá🌴 roots Combo Chimbita combine colombian cumbia with afro-caribbean and latin beats to craft their unique "tropical futurism" sound. catch them live at their album release party in the Elsewhere main hall, 5/4❗️a dance party not to be missed💃 grab your tickets here➡️http://tinyurl.com/yyou25zy