Afro-Cuban Jazz Flute Summit

featuring Andrea Brachfeld and Jonn Calloway

    Saturday May 23 2015, 7:30 PM
    Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford Campus
    $15 general/$10 seniors and students - Free with SUID!
    Tickets: Stanford Ticket Office Website or call (650)725-2787

Join us for a special evening with Latin Jazz flute masters Andrea Brachfeld and John Calloway! Both world-class artists are considered to be pioneers of their craft, and they will be appearing together in a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. Don't miss this special opportunity to see them both in the same evening! Get your tickets early and hope to see you there!

The concert features several of their original compositions and arrangements spanning the entire scope of the Afro-Latin Jazz genre. Included are songs from both the classic Charanga and Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions as well as modern Latin Jazz and Timba. A little flavor of R&B and Brazilian grooves are thrown in as well!

Andrea Brachfeld is internationally known for her contributions to many genres of music including Charanga, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Jazzs and even devotional music. Her breakthrough performance as the flutist for the popular Latin band Charanga ’76, catapulted her into Salsa history and fame as the first female flutist to play that music in the United States. Since then, she has recorded six CDs as a leader. The lastest 2012 release, "Lady of the Island", has received high critical acclaim for its unique approach to Latin Jazz. She continues to perform worldwide, most recently at the International Flute Festival in Peru and the Havana Jazz Festival. She has collaborated with musicians from all genres including Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Hubert Laws, Nestor Torres, Dave Valentín, Paquito D’Rivera, Wycliffe Gordo and Wallace Roney.

Dr. John Calloway is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator who has been a mainstay in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. Adept at flute, piano, and percussion, John has collaborated with a who's-who of Bay Area jazz and Latin jazz innovators and has received several Grammy nominations for both his playing and composing talents. He has released two innovative CDs as a leader, "Diaspora" and "The Code". John is also a key educator in the field and holds a Doctorate in Education for his teaching methodology in Latin Jazz. He has collaborated with international artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Los Van Van, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Max Roach, Arturo Sandoval, "Cachao" Lopez, Pete Escovedo and John Santos.

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!

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About Us

Greetings from the Stanford Latin Jazz Ensemble! 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 it's formation 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, and Jesus Diaz.