The Latin Jazz ContinuumDave's Jazz Bistro is thrilled to partner with the 16th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival (September 15-October 7, 2022) (newwmexicojazzfestival.org) for a special Latin-themed Jazz Brunch, as a part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival. Exploring the roots of Afro-Cuban Jazz in the traditions of Machito, Chano Pozo, and Dizzy Gillespie, pianist John Rangel and vibraphonist Jesse Parker join the Latin Jazz Continuum, creating Latin based dance rhythms and improvisations. They will be joined by Alex Murzyn on flute, Terry Burns on bass, David Flores on drum kit, and Ricky Carrido on percussion and will include a range of Latin based music, from Cal Tjader to Chick Corea. This smoking hot performance will be accompanied by a flavorful and spicy Caribbean brunch prepared by the chefs at the cooking school. - $120
Jesse Parker is an in-demand jazz vibraphonist, Afro-Latin percussionist, and world class music education based in Santa Fe. Jesse has performed at venues ranging from the Telluride Jazz Festival to DROM in Manhattan to the Nuyorican in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has performed/toured/recorded with Marcos Crego and the Latin Union, Bernard Purdie, Nosotros, Mike Crotty Jazz Quintet, and many others.
Alex Murzyn on saxophone, relocated to Santa Fe, NM after an extensive musical career in San Francisco, CA. Alex has performed with many jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clark and Bobby Shew. Alex is creating a video library of tenor sax and clarinet lessons for Sessions and currently teaches at the New Mexico School for the Arts.
Terry Burn has been a bassist since he was first presented with a bass on Christmas morning at age 13. After that, there was no turning back... After receiving a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, Terry moved to New York to study with the great Rufus Reid. He continued his career in Los Angeles and has played and recorded with many of the jazz greats.
David Flores on drum kit for the evening, is a Bay Area drummer who grew up steeped in music. He has developed a 25+ year career as a music educator, performer, and he now resides in Albuquerque. David’s musical expertise ranges from Afro-Caribbean to Funk and Jazz and he has played with a wide range of A list musicians including Donna Summer, Lauryn Hill, Steve Turre, and the Oakland Symphony.
Ricardo "Ricky" Luis Carrido on percussion, has studied Brazilian percussion and conga as a student of his father, Romeo Carrido, as well as Afro-Cuban traditional music from the age of three. Since the age of 19, Ricky has had intensive studies in Havana, Cuba, learning at the Escuela Nacional Arte de Cuba (ENA). He often presents workshops focusing on Afro-Cuban folklore for the San Diego School District, as well as teaching at the Oceanside Museum School of Art, K-5 Music at La Costa Meadows Elementary, and Palomar College. Ricky has performed and/ or recorded with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Jessica Simpson, Alfredo de La Fe, Chuchito Valdez, Chucho Valdez, Pete Escovedo.
John Rangel on Piano, was born and raised in New York City, Jazz Pianist, composer, and producer who made his way to Santa Fe over a decade ago after a long cultural stop in L.A. He is a very versatile musician in jazz, classical, and most forms of contemporary music. He has traveled over the world with jazz greats; Sonny Fortune, Ravi Coltrane, and Nat Adderley, just to name a few. As a Santa Fe resident, John is currently sharing his wealth of experience at New Mexico School for The Arts, where he is chair of the Music Department.