Welcome!

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.

Lastest News

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 murlow@stanford.edu 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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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!