Sunday, August 31, 2008
It was our last performance of the summer and a magical one! The band clicked and so did the audience at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens. A beautiful evening at a beautiful place. We also had the pleasure to be joined on stage by one of the greatest percussionists in the world, Mr. Luis Conte (Madonna, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Phil Collins, etc.).
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Luis Munoz telling the "Machaca" story while performing at the Courthouse Jazz Festival in Santa Barbara, CA, on 8/29/08. Trumpeter Jonathan Dane had just been bitten by one some 23 hours prior to the concert...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Video of "Los Ojos De La Ausencia", the opening song of our final night at "The Jazz Bakery", Los Angeles premiere Jazz club. The composition, a quartet piece which I wrote a few years back, will be on my next CD, to be released in 2009. It features Tom Etchart on Bass, George Friedenthal on Piano, Narciso Sotomayor on Guitar and myself on drums. For the rest of the show, Jonathan Dane on Trumpet and Brad Dutz on Marimba and Hand Percussion joined in.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
This Friday, August 29, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, we'll be playing at the beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, as part of the Courthouse Jazz Series. The concert is free and will benefit the "Breast Cancer Resource Center". The venue is absolutely beautiful! Bring a picnic basket, a bottle of wine, a blanket and enjoy the show. For more info, visit: http://www.courthousejazz.com/ Cheers! Luis.
Monday, August 18, 2008
This Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, we will be performing at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, the premier Jazz venue in Southern California ( 3233 HELMS AVE, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Phone:310-271-9039). There will be two shows nightly: 8 PM & 9:30 PM. Tickets: $25 ($13 for students 21 and under). Please, join us! Luis.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
In case you missed my interview with Yatrika Shah Rais on KPFK's "Global Village", you can now listen to it here. Just click on the title of this post...
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
At the KPFK studios in Los Angeles, on "The Global Village" with host Yatrika Shah Rais. Thanks so much Yatrika!!!! Luis.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I will be doing four radio interviews next week. On Wednesday, August 13 at 11:00 AM I'll be on KCSB (91.9 FM in Santa Barbara, CA), on the Stanley Naftaly Show by phone, and on Thursday August 14, at 12:30 PM, I will be also on KCSB with Colter Frazier. On Wednesday, 8/13 I will be live on KPFK's Global Village with host Yatrika Shah-Rais. On Saturday, August 16th, at 6:30 PM, I will be going back to KPFK, on the Spanish speaking program "Canto Sin Fronteras", with Host Tanya Torres Mayahuel. (KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara. Pacifica Radio for Southern California).
Also, do not forget our next performances, at Soho in Santa Barbara, on Thursday, August 14th, at 8:00 PM and at The Jazz Bakery in Culver City on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. Hope to see you then. Luis.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Relaxing up north (Montaña De Oro, SLO County) and down south ( Dodger Stadium with Adam, Holly and Carter. Dodgers won, Manny is great!), before getting started with rehearsals for upcoming August shows and pre production for next CD