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Welcome to the Stanford Latin Jazz Ensemble website! Founded by twice Grammy-nominated pianist and director Murray Low, the group is dedicated to the performance, interpretation and study of Afro-Latin music and its fusion with North American jazz. The ensemble's rapid progress since its formation in 2008 has resulted in it being one of the finest academic performing groups of its kind. Guest artists and clinicians have included luminaries such as Karl Perazzo, John Santos, Ray Vega, Wayne Wallace, Doug Beavers, Andrea Brachfeld, John Calloway, and Jesus Diaz.

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Fall Concert Fast Approaching!

    Thursday December 4, 2014, 7:30 - 10:00 PM
    Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford Campus
    $15 general/$10 seniors and students - Free with SUID!
    Tickets: Stanford Ticket Office Website or call (650)725-2787

Our first concert of the academic is just around the corner - Thursday December 4th! The group has been working very hard and is very eager to showcase its talent to enthusiastic listeners. The group has prepared a lot of all-new repertoire that it will perform for the first time to a live audience -- so be sure to be there!

A number of the songs this time around are from the "Timba" genre, a very modern sophisticated form of Cuban salsa which emerged around 2000. The idiom features tight arrangments, complex rhythms, cool harmonies, and most of all, a high degree of energy! Of course, the program always represents the full spectrum of the Afro-Latin Jazz idiom, and will also consist of modern jazz arrangements, traditional Cuban Son and Salsa, and centuries-old songs from the longstanding Rumba tradition. The program includes songs composed or performed by famous artists such as Celia Cruz, Irakere, Issac Delgado, Manolito, Franklin Dante, John Santos, Jesus Diaz and Chembo Corniel. Get your tickets early and hope to see you there!

Winter Concert Picture Gallery with Karl Perazzo!

Our Winter Concert with Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo was a rousing success!! Check out our picture gallery to view Karl and all of the other band members in action! The band sounded great, the audience was quite enthusiastic, and Karl was awe-inspiring. If you were there, take a minute to relive the moment.

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Past Concert Videos & Picture Galleries!

Go to our gallery page view videos and pictures from previous concerts. Check out our "Masters of Latin Jazz" Concert with guest artists Jesus Diaz, John Calloway, Ray Vega, Wayne Wallace, and Orlando Torriente. This special collaboration was a rare event indeed, combining virtuoso musicians from both the East and West Coasts. We also collaborated with five-time Grammy nominated percussionist/educator John Santos!