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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Winter Concert Coming up!

    Friday March 6 2015, 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 Winter Concert is just around the corner - March 6th! As usual we have an all-new repertoire and are excited to present the new music to our enthusiastic listeners. Jazz and Latin music enthusiasts are sure to recognize many of the songs, but they will be performed in exciting new ways blending the best of both idioms. Compositions include those from both the Latin and North American songbooks, and include songs written or performed by well-known artists such as El Gran Combo, Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso, Joao Gilberto, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Van Heusen, Ray Baretto, and Charanga De La 4. In addition to our standard Salsa and Jazz repertoire, the program also includes music out of the Puerto Rican "Plena" tradition featuring the traditional "Plenera" hand drums, Comparsa Carnival rhythms featuring Cuban bell "Sartenes" from the streets of Cuba, and traditional Samba direct from Brazil. Get your tickets early and hope to see you there!

Winter 2014 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!