Welcome to the Stanford Latin Jazz Ensemble website! Founded by four time Grammy nominated pianist and director Murray Low, the group is dedicated to the study, performance, and interpretation of Afro-Latin music and its fusion with North American jazz. The ensemble is considered one of the finest academic performing groups of its kind. Guest artists and clinicians have included luminaries such as Oscar Hernandez, Karl Perazzo, John Santos, Ray Vega, Doug Beavers, Francisco Torres, Andrea Brachfeld, John Calloway, Edgardo Cambon, Jesus Diaz and Michael Spiro.
Winter Concert with Special Guest Oscar Hernandez

    Saturday March 9, 2024, 7:30 PM
    Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford Campus
    Advance Tickets: $23 general/$18 seniors & students - Free with SUID!
    Tickets: Stanford Ticket Office Website

We are super excited to be sharing the stage with the legendary pianist/composer/bandleader Oscar Hernandez! Mr. Hernandez is the recipient of four Grammy awards for his work in the Latin jazz and Salsa music scene. He is the leader and founder of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, which is widely regarded as one of the best performing groups of its kind in the world. Mr. Hernandez has prepared several songs and arrangements specifically for the evening's program, and he will be playing with and directing the ensemble.

Don't miss this special event! Get your tickets early.

Oscar is an icon in the world of Latin Jazz. His career as a professional began in the 70’s performing and recording with Ismael Miranda, Ray Barreto, Celia Cruz, and Conjunto Libre. Oscar was responsible for charting the musical course of the Rubén Blades Band, “Seis Del Solar”. He has been the director and conductor for several Broadway musicals such as Paul Simon's "Capeman" and Gloria Estevan's "On You Feet". In addition, he has released 3 CD's as a solo artist, Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre, the most recent of which is "Visión" on his on label, Ovation Records. Visit the Music Department COVID-19 protocol FAQ for more information.

2020-2021 RECORDINGS

The ensemble was unable to perform live during the 2020-2021 academic year due to COVID, but that doesn't mean we stopped making music! Check out our recordings for that year on Soundcloud. The songs encompass traditional salsa, rumba, latin jazz, danzon, and cha-cha. We sincerely hope you enjoy the music, and we appreciate your continued support. All of our fantastic musicians are showcased throughout the pieces.

Past Concert Videos & Picture Galleries!

Go to our gallery page to view videos and pictures from previous concerts. Check out our guest artists concerts with such luminaries such as Karl Perazzo, Oscar Hernandez and Ray Vega!

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