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.
2014-2015 Auditions now open
Auditions are now open for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year! You may sign up for an audition by clicking here. Auditions
are being held on-campus in Braun Room 211 on Monday, September 22 from 2-7 PM and on Wednesday, September 24 from 2-6 PM. If you are unavailable during those times,
please contact director Murray Low at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an alternative time to meet.
Vocalists and almost all instruments (piano, bass, drums, percussion, brass, woodwinds, violin) are welcome to audition. We are particularly looking
for drummers and percussionsts at this time.
By joining, you will see the vast musical territory we cover -- all styles of jazz, plus the rich secular and folkloric repertoire of the Afro-Latin and
Brazilian idioms -- all blended together. A master musician (or two) visits each quarter to work with the band and we also plan to hold a special Guest Artist
concert in the Spring. We have one 90 minute rehearsal per week (Wednesday nights 8 - 9:30 PM) during the academic year - late September through the end of May. There is also one
required concert per quarter.
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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