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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Spring Concert Fast Approaching!

Our Spring Concert is just around the corner -- May 31! The evening promises to very special as the music is decidedly different than most of our other concerts. Entitled "Following the Diaspora: From Africa to Stateside", the selected repertoire traces the music from its origins in West Africa, through Central and South America, and finally into the United States.

Listeners will get to hear the full spectrum of the Afro-Latin Jazz idiom. Some of the pieces allude to the folkloric and religious traditions of Santería and Candomblé, either in their pure form or fused with modern jazz. Others pieces fuse Latin grooves with R&B, Funk and Rock music written or performed by artists such as Bill Withers, Ray Charles, the Eagles, and Dizzy Gillespie! Of course, we throw in some traditional Salsa and Son Montuno in as well for good measure. You'll get to hear just how vast the musical territory of Afro-Latin Jazz is. A concert of this nature will not be a common occurence for us, so don't miss this event! As always, free for Stanford students with SUID.

Following the Diaspora: From Africa to Stateside
 Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

    Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 PM
    Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford Campus
    $15 general/ $10 senior/$10 student
    Free with SUID!
    Tickets: Door or Ticket Office (650)725-2787

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!