Stanford Latin Jazz Ensemble Concert

Concert Notes

The ensemble performs music spanning the entire spectrum of afro-latin jazz and salsa. The group has recently expanded its repertoire to include both songs of African folkloric origin dating back several centuries, as well as songs that include modern-day funk, rap, and spoken word. The resultant musical program contains influences from a variety of cultures, languages, and historical periods, all in an exciting blend of rhythm, harmony and melody that is designed for dancing as well as listening, should the spirit move you.

About the Ensemble

The Stanford Latin Jazz Ensemble was formed in January 2008 by director Murray Low for the performance, interpretation and study of Afro-Latin music and its fusion with North American jazz. It is our belief that the evolution of “American music” is not indigenous to the United States but rather encompasses developments and influences from Africa and Latin/South America as well. The ensemble's rapid progress since its formation in 2008 has resulted in the group receiving a prestigious grant from SiCa (Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts) for the current 2009-2010 academic year. The grant will allow the group to elevate Stanford University's presence as an education center in the field of Afro-Latin Jazz, as well as enhance student understanding of the music and increasing performance acumen.

$10 general / $5 students / Free for Stanford students w/ SUID. To purchase tickets, call the Stanford Ticket Office (650) 725-2787

Sponsored by the Stanford Music Department and the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCa)

Date and Time:
 Thursday, November 19, 2009.  7:30 PM.
Approximate duration of 2 hour(s).
Campbell Recital Hall  [Map]
General Public
Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts
$10 general / $5 students / Free for Stanford students w/ SUID
Last Modified:
November 18, 2009