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Latin Jazz

Berklee LAMBA at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards

Berklee student and LAMBA (Latin American Music Business Association) president Luis Galeana write about his experience at the Latin Grammys in December 2012. Read more about LAMBA and Berklee at the Latin Grammy on Berklee Blogs. Read more on . Read more about Latin Music Studies at Berklee or watch a video about the programs on Berklee.edu.

Sophie Maricq, Luis Galeana, Milton Nascimento, and Marco Flores

It was early September; I went with Oscar Stagnaro (Latin Music Studies Faculty Advisor) to greet Colombian Marimba player Diego Obregón. Diego was the opening clinician for this year’s Latin Music & Culture Celebration (LMCC) and Oscar invited me to see him play. I told Oscar that I’ve been talking recently with Peter Alhadeff (Faculty, Music Business) regarding my project of reconnecting Berklee with the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS). Berklee had so many things going on regarding Latin music: The LMCC is an ever-growing festival, the Latin Music Studies program was just inaugurated and the Berklee Valencia Campus in Spain had an amazing kick off, we needed to reconnect with LARAS. 

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De La Havana Cuba Para el Mundo Dayramir Gonzalez

Cuba ha producido algunos de los músicos mas inovadores y  más dinámicos en la historia del jazz. Hablo de el recién llegado  Dayramir González, y ya se agrega al panteón de los distintivas voces del jazz cubano. Este pianista afro-cubano, ademas de pianista es compositor y  arreglista y  junto con su banda de seis integrantes, Habana enTRANCE – está marcando el mundo del jazz latino en los Estados Unidos.

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Paulo Stagnaro Quartet (Summer Concert series en español)

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La Timbística, the Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars on their way to Freihofer’s Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY

Hello, I’m writing in preparation for a great musical road trip tomorrow, where I’ll be taking La Timbística, a fantastic Latin jazz group comprised of some of the most talented Berklee students. The group is led by a great young percussionist, Paulo Stagnaro, who I happened to work with before in the recording of the Panama Suite, a big band composition I produced while studying at Berklee (who then released it through Artistshare.com in 2007).

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